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School board cancels grade changes for rural schools

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McClellanville residents gathered at a community meeting earlier this month. McClellanville residents gathered at a community meeting earlier this month.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County School Board eased the minds of concerned parents Monday by reversing proposed plans to change grade structures at schools in McClellanville, Hollywood, and on Edisto Island.

The school district had planned to move 7th and 8th graders at Lincoln Middle-High School to St. James-Santee Elementary School over the next two years, making the former available for grade levels 9-12 and the latter available for K-8.

The district had also planned to remove the 6th grade from Jane Edwards Elementary School on Edisto Island and move the students to Baptist Hill Middle-High School in Hollywood, which already serves area 7th and 8th graders.

Parents and community members had expressed concern for the plans, and on Monday, the school board voted unanimously to reverse the proposals.

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