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  • More Budget Woes For Beaufort County Schools

    More Budget Woes For Beaufort County Schools

    Beaufort School District officials will have to make some tough decisions about its $114-million budget, since the tax rate county council set will likely leave them with a big deficit."We're pretty sure that's not going to generate 114.8 million dollars, we think it will probably be more like 112 point something 113 maybe on the outside, so they're still going to be short," said County Council Chairman, Paul Sommerville.Sommerville says its likely to be anywhere between two and four million ...
    Beaufort School District officials will have to make some tough decisions about its $114-million budget, since the tax rate county council set will likely leave them with a big deficit."We're pretty sure that's not going to generate 114.8 million dollars, we think it will probably be more like 112 point something 113 maybe on the outside, so they're still going to be short," said County Council Chairman, Paul Sommerville.Sommerville says its likely to be anywhere between two and four million ...
  • Hardeeville School Closes After 34 Years

    Hardeeville School Closes After 34 Years

    Lack of enrollment and the accompanying tuition dollars forced Abundant LifeAcademy to close up shop last week. Now parents are left to figure out just what to do with their children's education."Its devastating, its like a part of our family just died,"said parent, Crystal Saxon.Saxon and her husband both graduated from Abundant Life Academy and had sent both of their daughters there as well. That is until last week when after 34 years--the school had to shut its doors."For the last couple o...
    Lack of enrollment and the accompanying tuition dollars forced Abundant LifeAcademy to close up shop last week. Now parents are left to figure out just what to do with their children's education."Its devastating, its like a part of our family just died,"said parent, Crystal Saxon.Saxon and her husband both graduated from Abundant Life Academy and had sent both of their daughters there as well. That is until last week when after 34 years--the school had to shut its doors."For the last couple o...
  • BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    BCSD Keeping Kids Inside During Heat Wave

    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100...
    Beaufort County educators are pulling the plug on outdoor activities, like recess and gym class---at least until the temperatures drop a bit."In times like this when you have high heat combined with high humidity, we are just going to keep the kids indoors," said district spokesperson, Jim Foster. Having kids stay inside for recess and phys ed class will keep them cooler, which pediatrician Dr. Tim Keane says is a good move."When temperatures get this hot out, with heat indexes well above 100...
  • No Vaccine, No School For Hundreds In Beaufort County

    No Vaccine, No School For Hundreds In Beaufort County

    Hundreds sent home yesterday and again today, throughout the district for failing to receive the state-mandatedT-DAP vaccine. The shot protects against several illnesses such as whooping cough which doctors say is extremely contagious. But parents tellNEWS 3they had no idea their kids would be kept from class. No extension will be given to the more than 350 seventh grade students who showed up yesterday to school without theirT-DAP vaccine. "Correct its a safe and health issue that we don't...
    Hundreds sent home yesterday and again today, throughout the district for failing to receive the state-mandatedT-DAP vaccine. The shot protects against several illnesses such as whooping cough which doctors say is extremely contagious. But parents tellNEWS 3they had no idea their kids would be kept from class. No extension will be given to the more than 350 seventh grade students who showed up yesterday to school without theirT-DAP vaccine. "Correct its a safe and health issue that we don't...
  • Few Bus Issues for BCSD

    Few Bus Issues for BCSD

    It was back to school for kids in Beaufort County today, and after all the problems Savannah families faced with buses, just how did things go in the lowcountry?Beaufort County bus drivers were all smiles after morning pick-up. And that's due in large part to a smooth start to the year. Director of Student Services,Dr. Greggory McCord says there were few issues with the districts fleet but over all he's pleased with the outcome. . "Of course we had the minor things happen, but nothing major, ...
    It was back to school for kids in Beaufort County today, and after all the problems Savannah families faced with buses, just how did things go in the lowcountry?Beaufort County bus drivers were all smiles after morning pick-up. And that's due in large part to a smooth start to the year. Director of Student Services,Dr. Greggory McCord says there were few issues with the districts fleet but over all he's pleased with the outcome. . "Of course we had the minor things happen, but nothing major, ...
  • First Student Complaints Continue, District Spokesman Says Service Is Improving

    First Student Complaints Continue, District Spokesman Says Service Is Improving

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:31:34 GMT
    A request for comments on First Student drew dozens to the WSAV facebook page Tuesday - most with complaints....but District Spokesman Kurt Hetager says they are working closely with First Student to remedy issues...and, he says the situation is improving.
    A request for comments on First Student drew dozens to the WSAV facebook page Tuesday - most with complaints....but District Spokesman Kurt Hetager says they are working closely with First Student to remedy issues...and, he says the situation is improving.
  • Education to be a Big Issue in S.C. Gubernatorial Race

    Education to be a Big Issue in S.C. Gubernatorial Race

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-12 04:05:23 GMT
    As the new school year is about to start in South Carolina, what happens in those schools in the future will be a big issue in the governor's race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has released a detailed plan to improve South Carolina schools, while Republican Nikki Haley is meeting with teachers, principals, and superintendents to get their input as she formulates her plan. Sheheen calls his plan the “Back to School, Back to Basics” education initiative. His plan would: --Provide voluntary kinderga...
    As the new school year is about to start in South Carolina, what happens in those schools in the future will be a big issue in the governor's race. Democrat Vincent Sheheen has released a detailed plan to improve South Carolina schools, while Republican Nikki Haley is meeting with teachers, principals, and superintendents to get their input as she formulates her plan. Sheheen calls his plan the “Back to School, Back to Basics” education initiative. His plan would: --Provide voluntary kinderga...
  • Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Bill Would Require Cursive, Multiplication Memorization in SC

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-03-18 07:12:04 GMT
    A bill that would require South Carolina students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse. 
    A bill that would require South Carolina students to learn how to read and write cursive and memorize multiplication tables comes up for a vote Tuesday at the Statehouse. 
  • UPDATE: Andy Patrick Drops Out of State Superintendent Race

    Andy Patrick Running for SC State Superintendent

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 4:31 PM EST2014-01-28 21:31:03 GMT
    State Representative Andy Patrick of Hilton Head has officially announced his candidacy to become South Carolina's next State Superintendent. Patrick, a Republican, serves on the House Education Committee
    State Representative Andy Patrick of Hilton Head has officially announced his candidacy to become South Carolina's next State Superintendent.
  • South University Named Among Top Military Friendly Schools

    South University Named Among Top Military Friendly Schools

    South University is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs Magazine has selected its 15 campus locations as a Military Friendly school. The university now appears on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.
    South University is pleased to announce that G.I. Jobs Magazine has selected its 15 campus locations as a Military Friendly school. The university now appears on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.
  • Over 2,100 College Degrees Come From South University

    Over 2,100 College Degrees Come From South University

    South University will confer 2,172 degrees beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. With 89 doctorate, 622 master's, 651 bachelor's, and 810 associate's
    South University will confer 2,172 degrees beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. With 89 doctorate, 622 master's, 651 bachelor's, and 810 associate's
  • Local Family Starts Business Turning Blocks Into Learning Tools

    Local Family Starts Business Turning Blocks Into Learning Tools

    Attention Georgia and South Carolina there is a new, and fun educational enrichment program now available to children in our area. Bricks 4 Kidz is a worldwide, creative learning program that teaches elementary
    Attention Georgia and South Carolina there is a new, and fun educational enrichment program now available to children in our area.
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  • School Open House Dates

    School Open House Dates

    Middle Schools Coastal Tuesday, August 5th 3:00 - 5:00 PM DeRenne Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 5:00 PM Hubert Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 PM Mercer Wednesday, August 6th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Myers Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 7:00 PM Oglethorpe Charter Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 7:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (6th Grade) Monday, August 4th 4:00 - 6:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (7th - 8th Grade) Tuesday, August 5th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Southwest Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 6:30 PM West Ch...
    Middle Schools Coastal Tuesday, August 5th 3:00 - 5:00 PM DeRenne Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 5:00 PM Hubert Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 6:00 PM Mercer Wednesday, August 6th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Myers Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 7:00 PM Oglethorpe Charter Wednesday, August 6th 3:00 - 7:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (6th Grade) Monday, August 4th 4:00 - 6:00 PM The STEM Academy at Bartlett (7th - 8th Grade) Tuesday, August 5th 4:00 - 6:00 PM Southwest Tuesday, August 5th 5:00 - 6:30 PM West Ch...
  • 2014 Back to School Expo

    2014 Back to School Expo

    The 2014 - 2015 school year will be here before you know it.
    The 2014 - 2015 school year will be here before you know it.
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