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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)...
1:09 am on Friday September 23, 2011

Port Royal Elementary School celebrating 100 years on Saturday

Saved from the Beaufort County Board of Education chopping block, Port Royal Elementary School now has its sights set on celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration will be held September 24 at the school, kicking off at 3 p.m. The...
4:48 am on Wednesday September 7, 2011

Beaufort school board at least as smart as a fifth-grader

Flickr user ckphotography Fifth-graders didn't want to move to area middles schools from their elementary schools, at least their parents didn't want them to, and so the Beaufort County Board of Education has decided to keep them where they are....
5:17 am on Friday August 26, 2011

Closures abound as Hurricane Irene nears (updated x2: more closures)

Image by SCE&G A downed power line on Folly Road. As 9:20 a.m. 2,300 customers were without power on Folly Beach.Update, 12:15 p.m.: More school closings have been announced and Live 5 News has the list. In addition, the College of Charleston...
4:30 am on Sunday August 7, 2011

Rep. Erickson critical of school board, decision to close Shell Point Elementary

Now that the smoke has cleared we're starting to take notice of a bit more reaction to the school board's decision to close Shell Point Elementary School. Some of that reaction comes from state Rep. Shannon Erickson, who was critical of the board...
3:43 am on Saturday August 6, 2011

Port Royal Elementary taken off the closure list (update: Meeting coverage)

Updated Aug. 6: Here's The Island Packet's coverage of yesterday's school board meeting.  It went about as planned in terms of dissspointed and frustrated  parents. Give it a read here. Updated 2 p.m. Aug. 5: While it appears Port Royal Elementary...
7:58 am on Thursday August 4, 2011

This week in Beaufort County school closures: Here's what you need to know (update: Friday's agenda released)

Updated Aug. 4: The agenda for Friday's special school board meeting at which school closures will be addressed has been released.  The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at the board's Mink Point Blvd. facility. You can view the agenda below Reported...
2:23 pm on Monday August 1, 2011

Beaufort school board agenda announced, doesn't include school closure discussion

The agenda for Tuesday's Beaufort County Board of Education meeting has been announced, and it doesn't include an item regarding a vote on proposed school closures. That vote is suppossed to take place at a special meeting held this coming Friday....
12:48 am on Friday July 22, 2011

Port Royal Elementary parent: Clearer minds have not prevailed (update: School board vote to come Aug. 5 w/video)

Updated July 22: There's not a whole lot to update here other than to say that the Beaufort County Board of Education vote on these school closures is expected to come down Aug. 5. Sure The Island Packet story from this morning has a lot of upset...
2:30 am on Wednesday July 20, 2011

Final Beaufort school closure recommendation meeting today (with task force member list)

Flickr user ckphotography After a not-too-eventful Beaufort County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, a final meeting of the School Closure Task Force is slated for today, July 20. The task force will meet from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at...

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