Lowcountry districts have been challenged to find a way for kids to return to cafeterias safely amid the coronavirus pandemic, and they are starting to reveal some of their plans for how the new lunch lines will work.
The Charleston County School District says they will be holding a live video chat Wednesday afternoon on their Youtube Channel for families to ask the Superintendent questions about the upcoming school year.
Teachers in Berkeley County plan to protest outside the district school board meeting Tuesday evening for a second time in two weeks. They are demanding the school year begin virtually, to keep students and staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We shouldn’t have to put our lives on the line to be teachers,” said Nozsa Tinsley, a teacher at Center Inquiry School. “We love what we do. But, we also love our families, and we want to go home to them.”
The Charleston County School District is preparing to reopen its classrooms this fall, so workers are now implementing millions of dollars worth of safety measures before any teachers or students walk through the door.
An Orangeburg County circuit court judge signed a temporary restraining order Wednesday to prevent the distribution of SAFE Grants designed to help subsidize private and parochial school tuition for lower-income students.
South Carolina Education Superintendent Molly Spearman told the COVID-19 Public Education Committee that while no state school district plans for the fall have been approved, she expects to announce some approvals soon.
Priority is being given to households in counties that contain a school district that has been defined by the South Carolina Department of Education as having a poverty rate greater than or equal to 86%.
Gov. Henry McMaster announced Monday morning a new program that will provide scholarships or one-time grants to help families subsidize tuition for the state's participating private, parochial or independent schools in the state.
The leader of the Charleston County School District said the district is planning for in-person and virtual learning options after Gov. Henry McMaster announced school districts statewide must give parents the option to send their children to school for five-day in-person learning this fall.
A South Carolina superintendent is speaking out about the mixed messages coming from state agencies and the state legislature. He says a state mandate goes against the recommendations from the SCDHEC and the Accelerate Ed task force helping schools develop a reopening plan.
A Berkeley County School District re-entry task force met for first time to figure out what the new school year will look like. Parents, teachers, students, and district officials have come together to make recommendations.