Charleston County Schools

Baptist Hill Announces Ticket Sales and Travel Plans for SCHSL A State Championship Football Game

Baptist Hill Middle High School’s (BHMHS) varsity football team is in the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) state championship game for the first time in program history, and school leaders are inviting fans throughout Charleston County School District (CCSD) to support the Bobcats in person. Baptist Hill is the first CCSD football team in…

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QEP To Host School Board Information Session November 16

The Quality Education Project (QEP) and its sponsors will host a school board information session on Thursday, November 16 from 6pm to 7:30pm at the ILA Local 1422 Hall (1142 Morrison Drive). This community clinic will provide an opportunity to learn more about the CCSD School Boards, advocating for public education and running for office…

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Students’ Futures Caught In Adult Tug-of-War

By Barney Blakeney It’s hard to get a handle on what’s going on at Garrett Academy of Technology. Some school board officials say the county-wide careers academy is underperforming and should close to make room for the new Center for Advanced Studies that will accommodate high school students in North Charleston. Some constituents say Garrett…

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CCSD Protests Continue Amid Mixed Views

By Barney Blakeney Continued protests marred Charleston County School Board’s May 22 meeting as protesters hurled insults and name-calling at school district officials. The board meeting grew ugly inside as protesters disrupted proceedings with insults from the audience while protesters outside could be heard making similar dispersions. A level of order was achieved inside after…

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Despite Protests, Positions On Principals Still Up To Postlewait

By Barney Blakeney You’ve got to give the people what they want. But it helps if they know what they’re getting. Last week about 200 protesters marched at Charleston County School District headquarters on Calhoun Street to challenge, among other things, principal assignments being proposed by Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait. Board member Kevin Hollinshead expressed…

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Some CCSD Board Members Okay With New Budget Spending

By Barney Blakeney One of Charleston County School District Board of Trustees newest members Priscilla Jeffrey on voting for the school district’s 2018 budget remarked she doesn’t like to spend money “all willy-nilly”, but she’s okay with the $473 million operating budget the board has approved to spend next year because it includes money that…

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