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Sumter School District honors 2019-20 teachers of year

"Fun-filled" but "filled with obstacles," "challenging" yet "being a part of something bigger than yourself" and numerous other descriptors were used to describe the profession as many of Sumter's finest educators were honored Tuesday. At Sumter … more

Is new fiscal practices law for South Carolina school districts constitutional?

Did the Sumter school board have a legitimate reason to appeal the state superintendent's fiscal emergency declaration to the state Board of Education earlier this month and then possibly to a state court its denied appeal? After Monday's board … more

Sumter school board votes down motion, 6-3, to continue its appeal

Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will not appeal its denied appeal of being declared into a fiscal emergency. After coming out of executive session behind closed doors about 9 p.m. … more

Legal fees total $26K in Sumter School District appeal

In its failed appeal attempt to the South Carolina Board of Education to reopen Mayewood Middle School, Sumter School District incurred about $26,000 in attorney fees in February through the first half of April. The Sumter Item obtained final … more

Sumter residents wrote to support education Superintendent Spearman

In the weeks since Sumter School District's Board of Trustees voted to reopen Mayewood Middle School and the state intervened, numerous local residents have made their feelings known to the state Department of Education. A review by The Sumter … more
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