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9:00 am on Tuesday August 16, 2011

County Council decision may consolidate, relocate Sheriff's Office to Leeds Avenue

Image by Flickr user Jason RojasCharleston County Council is expected to sign off on a deal tonight to purchase a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston that would consolidate all operations of the Sherrif's Office under one roof....
6:35 am on Tuesday September 29, 2009

Charleston schools get ready to measure impact of school closures

Image by Flickr user billaday Image by 20090929-graph.jpg Nearly a year after the Charleston County School District decided to close several failing schools, the district is getting serious about measuring the impact of those changes. Read more...
4:33 am on Saturday June 6, 2009

Five Charleston County schools close for good

Image by Flickr user Darwin Bell Image by 20090606-lock.jpg Locked for now and no one's sure what will become of the buildings. Aiming to fix an ailing budget, Charleston County has closed Brentwood Middle, Charlestowne Academy, Fraser Elementary,...
6:05 am on Tuesday January 27, 2009

Charleston County School Board approves closure of five schools

NBC News 2 is reporting that the Charleston County School Board has approved the closure of five schools. From our prior reporting: After much debate, The Charleston County School District has announced its intent to close five of its 80 schools — a...
6:33 am on Thursday January 22, 2009

School district leader moves to close five schools

After much debate, The Charleston County School District has announced its intent to close five of its 80 schools -- a move that will reclaim some 19% of its expected $28 million shortfall. Read more stories on this subject in our consolidation...
6:11 am on Thursday January 22, 2009

What's up with all this 'school closure' talk?

I'll be posting another story on this topic momentarily, but if you haven't been following the school "redesign" saga, it basically boils down to the Charleston County School District needing to save money because of state Legislature's direct and...
1:54 am on Sunday January 4, 2009

Teachers iffy on school district's closure plan, too

A survey done by the Charleston Teacher Alliance shows that about half of respondents support the Charleston County School District's plan to save costs by reorganizing and closing some schools -- but some teachers vehemently appose the plans. Read...
1:58 pm on Sunday December 21, 2008

Charleston school's hearing your concerns, but must do more cutting

The Charleston County School District got the message that residents aren't loving the proposed school closures and are looking to better accommodate residents, but because of more state chopping, the district needs to find $8 million more to shed...
7:40 am on Thursday December 18, 2008

Community says it can do a better job at deciding the future of schools

The final meeting for a school redesign went smoother on Wednesday, but folks still weren't happy with the options presented by the Charleston County School District -- so they're meeting today to craft their own proposal on how the school district...
11:06 am on Wednesday December 17, 2008

Downtown meeting over school closures doesn't go any better

Image by Flickr user Zach Klein Image by 20081217-school-meeting.jpg McGinley attempted to regain order, but people stood up and screamed, saying these were their children and they would not be silenced. McGinley threatened to cancel the meeting,...

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