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Third and final reading on a policy to give district employees a perk and choice in where their children attend school will be before Sumter School District's Board of Trustees at its meeting Monday. That provision, financial reports and an … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School will move forward with renovating the former JCPenney site in Sumter Mall for its elementary academy campus after receiving unanimous approval from its state authorizer Thursday. The South Carolina Public Charter … more
CLARENDON COUNTY - Clarendon County School District recognizes that "it takes a village to educate and empower our children and build a culture of learning in our schools" and each month honors teachers and staff members from each of the district's … more
Ending a week-long celebration, Manchester Elementary School hosted a Veterans Day parade and pinning ceremony on Thursday morning. What began with a march down the halls ended with a pinning ceremony to … more
Some change is coming to the Sumter school board after all nine seats were up for election this year. Following Tuesday's election, the nine-member Board of Trustees is guaranteed to have five new … more
Liberty STEAM Charter School's authorizer will hear and rule on a facility amendment to make the former JCPenney location in Sumter Mall the school's elementary academy campus on Thursday. Liberty Interim Executive Director Trevor Ivey shared the … more
Matthew “Mac” McLeod is poised to keep his seat on Sumter school board’s District 6 seat. According to unofficial election results from Tuesday’s general midterm … more
Though it isn’t clear who it will be yet, Sumter School District’s District 4 seat will have a new representative after Daryl McGhaney did not make it into the top two of voting totals on … more
Sumter School District Trustee Shawn Ragin retained his redrawn District 5 seat following Tuesday’s midterm election. According to unofficial election-night totals, Ragin defeated … more
Shery Smith is poised to be the new District 7 trustee on Sumter County’s school board. According to unofficial election-night totals from Tuesday, Smith took 1,069 votes, or 52.63%, over … more
Phil Leventis and Jeff Zell will battle in a runoff in two weeks after they were the two top vote-getters in the new District 8 race for Sumter school board on Tuesday.   According to … more
The District 1 Sumter School District Board of Trustees race will head to a runoff on Nov. 22 with the seat’s incumbent and a challenger. Incumbent Brian Alston will face challenger Daniel … more
Ralph Canty is the new District 3 representative on Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees following Tuesday’s night election. According to unofficial election-night totals, Canty … more
The newly created District 9 seat on Sumter’s school board will be filled by a new but familiar face member. Bonnie Disney will take the seat after defeating opponent Reginald … more
The incumbent and one challenger remain in the District 2 Sumter school board race after Tuesday’s midterm election. Incumbent Frank Baker and challenger Brittany English will face each … more
Teacher vacancies impact K-12 education in numerous ways, especially in student achievement and the financial balance sheet, and two Sumter School District leaders discussed those effects at their last board meeting. The local district has had … more
As she wrapped up, she shared how a sweet moment between her parents turned into a life lesson for her and the students. One Mother's Day, Erika Williams' family was seated around the dinner table, celebrating her mother for her years of love and … more
Jenna Laney, an English teacher at Sumter High School, won the October High School Teacher of the Month contest. Presented by Morris College, and similar to a previous educator-focused contest Morris College also facilitated through the newspaper, … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the final story in a series on the nine Sumter school board district seats that are up for election on Tuesday. Each week leading up to Election Day, The Sumter Item has analyzed a district (alternatively called area) race and … more
Sumter County First Steps, as well as similar organizations across the nation, will be joining hands on Nov. 8 in celebration of National Parents as Teachers Day. National Parents as Teachers Day is a time to recognize the organizations that … more
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