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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

Sumter School District will ask for tax increase to fund teacher salary increases

Sumter School District will ask Sumter County Council for a millage rate hike equivalent to $1.5 million to fund state-mandated teacher salary increases later this spring. Andrea White, the district/trustees' attorney in its appeal hearing … more

Focus on goal setting is making a difference at Sumter's Hillcrest Middle School

DALZELL - Take good teachers, add in strong support from administration and high expectations for students and include plenty of data analysis, and you have a formula for success at Hillcrest Middle School. A pair of administrators and two … more

21st-century learning with a national cause at Sumter's Millwood Elementary School

On Wednesday at Millwood Elementary School, 21st-century learning was on display for the good, old-fashioned cause of helping others. Before a room full of about 350 students, a team of eight fifth-graders presented what they've learned in the … more

About $20K in attorney fees expected in Sumter School District's appeal

Reopening Mayewood Middle School is expected to cost Sumter School District at least $20,000 in attorney fees, about $13,300 of which has already been incurred as of Friday. The Sumter Item obtained legal billing totals this week via a Freedom of … more

A different kind of signing day for Sumter students

Friday was "Signing Day" for nine high school seniors in Sumter School District. These soon-to-be graduates won't be lacing up their shoes for your favorite college football or basketball team. Instead, they are signing on as apprentices with Sumter … more

Sumter School District budget cuts could come from attrition

Required budget cuts for Sumter School District to accommodate the costs of reopening of Mayewood Middle School and still achieve one month's operating expenditures in its fund balance can hopefully be achieved through attrition, according to … more

Sumter School District trustee Sherril Ray explains more about her vote to reopen Mayewood Middle

On Monday night and in an email last week to The Sumter Item, Sumter School District Board of Trustees Area 2 Representative Sherril Ray explained further her rationale for voting to reopen Mayewood Middle School - something that was unclear … more

Helping fathers be Dad: Midlands Fatherhood Coalition offers various free services to Sumter fathers

It's not easy to be a father, especially if yours wasn't in the picture growing up, but a relatively new regional agency wants to help. Representatives from the Sumter site of Midlands Fatherhood Coalition spoke to about 15 fathers of infants and … more

Partners focus on student progress: Central Carolina Technical College, Alice Drive Middle School start engineering course for grade 7

The scene on Wednesday morning in Alice Drive Middle School's library shows we're full tilt into the digital age. A group of seventh-graders came into the library at 9:45 a.m. for a class in of all things AutoCAD. That's computer-aided design … more

Sumter School Board expected to name district superintendent Thursday

Sumter School District's board of trustees plans to name its new superintendent on Thursday. During the weekend, a district spokeswoman distributed an agenda for a called meeting on Thursday, and board Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty confirmed … more

Sumter School District says White and Story LLC to help with fiscal emergency appeal

A Sumter School District spokeswoman announced Tuesday that Columbia-based White and Story LLC will help district administration and the school board in preparing for the board's appeal hearing later this month … more

3rd of 3 Sumter School District superintendent finalists visits Sumter

The Sumter community and education leaders got a final chance to meet one of the three finalists named for the school district's superintendent position on Monday. Each finalist spent a "Day in the District" through Monday visiting Sumter and … more

Sumter school board to appeal state-declared fiscal emergency in district

Sumter School District’s Board of Trustees will appeal the head of the state Department of Education’s declaration of a “fiscal emergency” and intervention in the district … more

3 finalists named for Sumter School District superintendent job

One of three life-long public educators will be Sumter School District's next superintendent. At the conclusion of Monday night's regular meeting, the Sumter school board announced the three finalists for the position: Cynthia Ambrose of … more
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