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8:20 am on Saturday March 30, 2013

School board continues debate over minimum grades

A proposal at the Beaufort County School Board would limit quarterly grades to a minimum of 60, in hopes of not encouraging underperforming students to give up as a passing grade goes further out of reach.
7:03 pm on Tuesday February 7, 2012

Shell Point Elementary closure, student reshuffling plans receive federal OK

Flickr user brianjmatis Shell Point Elementary School has received one of the final checkoffs to close next year, and many other classes around the county will soon shift schools. The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR)...
3:45 am on Thursday March 10, 2011

School Board changes its tune on student transfer options

Image by Flickr user Noize PhotographyThe Charleston County school board has done a complete 180 in how they plan to handle and accept school transfer requests. The school board has decided to amend a policy that would have both kids and parents...
12:41 pm on Friday March 4, 2011

Chocolate syrup doused on Charleston school board member's car

Image by Flickr user m kasahara We can only assume it looked less tasty than this.Mystery abounds in the curious incident of Charleston County School Board member Toya Green leaving the Monday, February 28, meeting and returning to a car doused in...
12:30 pm on Wednesday February 23, 2011

Decision on sex-ed programs expected soon

Flickr user Asiatic League A Beaufort County panel will make a decision February 23 on which of the two sex-ed programs will be implemented into the schools' curriculum. In an effort to decrease unintentional teenage pregnancies and encourage...
2:38 am on Wednesday February 16, 2011

Shell Point Elementary, Beaufort IB program to get vote on cuts (update: one trimmed, other lives)

Flickr user brianjmatis Update February 16: One long battle has ended and another budgetary battle has begun. At the Tuesday meeting the school board voted to "continue to fund all of our county schools in their current building and under their...
3:30 am on Tuesday January 4, 2011

No window for Shell Point Elementary at today's Beaufort school board meeting

iamdat Those concerned citizens awaiting a decision on the possible closing of Shell Point Elementary will have to wait a little longer than previously expected. In their recently released schedule to the public, the Beaufort County School Board...
3:42 am on Tuesday December 14, 2010

In recent votes Charleston County School Board members keep close eye on purse strings

Image by TheDigitel A pair of votes for office renovations and security systems met tough scrutiny by the Charleston County School Board, with the first failing and the second barely slipping past. The Post and Courier has a write-up about what and...
12:20 pm on Monday December 13, 2010

An Olive Garden, parking, a movie, and school closure: It's a fun week of government in Beaufort (update: one delayed)

TheDigitel [Update, noon: Monday's planning meeting where the Olive Garden project was to be discussed has been rescheduled until January 10. More on the change at the bottom.] OK, so the word "fun" is a bit of stretch, but there's a lot of...
5:01 am on Tuesday August 10, 2010

School Board proposing one-cent sales tax increase to pay for new schools (update: Board cuts two years from plan)

Image by Flickr user r-z Update August 10: A lack of business community support and revised revenue figures led the Charleston County School Board to reduce their initial plan of an eight-year, one-penny sales tax increase to just six-years. The six...