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Sumter School District trustees will hold public hearing, vote on charter school in virtual meeting

A public hearing and board vote on a charter school that is seeking sponsorship through the district will be held during Sumter School District's Board of Trustees' first-ever virtual board meeting scheduled for Monday. A district spokeswoman … more

Sumter School District schools modify meal distribution plan

Sumter School District leaders laid out plans Wednesday for continued campus closures. The day after Gov. Henry McMaster announced he intends to keep schools closed and instruction online through the end of April in response to the COVID-19 … more

Clarendon Hall to continue closure through April 30

SUMMERTON -- Clarendon Hall’s campus will remain closed through April 30 for on-campus learning, activities and gatherings.  Earlier today, Gov. Henry McMaster issued a statement with S.C. … more

S.C. governor says he will extend COVID-19 school closures through April

COVID-19 has likely shuttered school in South Carolina now through the end of April. Gov. Henry McMaster and S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman released a joint statement Tuesday … more

S.C. public schools to skip spring state testing

It’s now official, public schools in South Carolina will not have spring state testing this year. On Monday, the state Department of Education announced in a news release that the U.S. … more

Sumter community activist pursues legal action on police charge at school

After being arrested on a trespassing charge by police upon refusing to leave a Sumter public school last month, a local community activist is now pursuing legal action. Sumter resident Brenda Williams is facing the magistrate-level offense after … more

Lee County Career and Technology Center's York teaches more than cosmetology

Lee County School DistrictCommunity contributorBISHOPVILLE - In walks a high school student requesting that Lee County Career and Technology Center Cosmetology Instructor Donna York grant one of her students permission to wash her hair. Without a … more

Governor announces closure of all South Carolina public schools

COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina's governor on Sunday announced temporary closures for schools across the state as more cases of the new coronavirus continue to emerge.Speaking at a news … more

USC Sumter's McManus wins Jasper Project literary award

University of South Carolina SumterCommunity contributorThe University of South Carolina Sumter is pleased to announce English Professor Dr. Ray McManus was recently named the 2019 Artist of the Year in Literary Arts by the Jasper Project.The Jasper … more

Sumter's Lakewood likely to pursue year-long, freshman core courses next year

As part of school achievement improvement measures, Lakewood High School is likely going to year-long English I and Algebra I for freshmen students next year. Lakewood Principal Cedric McKnight shared that change, which is based on subgroup … more

Campus Corner, March 11, 2020: Sumter, Clarendon and Lee county students excel at college

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA BEAUFORT BLUFFTON - The University of South Carolina Beaufort's top academic achievers have been announced. To be eligible for the President's List, students must obtain a term GPA of 4.00 earned on a minimum of 12 … more

7 trustees appointed to new Clarendon 4 board

With the consolidation of Clarendon 1 and Clarendon 3 officially on the books, the county's legislative delegation has appointed seven trustees to serve on the new district's school board. The new district … more

Clarendon 1 and 3 merger likely step 1 of 2-step process

Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law the consolidation of two of Clarendon County's three school districts, but in the process he has made his intention clear that he wants full consolidation in the county. State Sen. Kevin Johnson, D-Manning, … more

Sumter school board of trustees to assign 3 public members to transportation committee

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will have its monthly board meeting for March on Monday. A district staff member posted the agenda online on Friday for the public and media. Agenda highlights include the superintendent's report and … more

Sumter students, families experience an Out of This World Breakfast

Early Friday, students and their family members gathered in the Willow Drive Elementary School cafeteria for a fun-filled and nutritious morning full of activities and a delicious breakfast. In the spirit of National School Breakfast Week, Willow … more

Lee County School District to host Teacher Recruitment Fair

SUBMITTED BISHOPVILLE - Lee County School District is hosting its 2020 Teacher Recruitment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, at the district office, 310 Roland St. District human resource personnel will be on hand to discuss … more

Millwood Elementary School in Sumter is finalist for state award

Various efforts at increasing community involvement and student support has Millwood Elementary School as a finalist for a state award. Millwood Principal Cornelius Leach spoke Wednesday on the school being named as a top-five finalist for the … more

SCTEA honors student life clubs, 3 CCTC employees

Three Central Carolina Technical College employees were honored during the South Carolina Technical Education Association annual conference in Myrtle Beach. Director of security Emily Broadway, human … more

Sumter DAR announces annual essay contest winners

Fifth- through eighth-grade students in Sumter's public and private schools were invited to participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay contest. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower … more

Central Carolina Technical College honors 46 Sumter Scholars at ceremony

Central Carolina Technical College recently honored approximately 46 Central Carolina Scholars at the Health Sciences Center in downtown Sumter. CCTC President Dr. Michael Mikota and Sumter School District Superintendent Dr. … more
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