Charleston school officials consider creating stand-alone middle school downtown to address low student achievement
BY DIETTE COURRÉGÉ CASEY
Changes could be coming to some low-performing downtown schools.
Charleston County school leaders have been meeting with downtown residents and school employees to talk about options, and they say the community wants a stand-alone middle school as soon as possible. They say the best option for doing that is converting Sanders-Clyde School into a middle school.
Others say that’s not true, and they want the district to slow down and consider more possibilities. Some parents were so concerned about the district’s plans that they organized a separate community meeting last week to talk about the situation.
School Superintendent Nancy McGinley said any plan would have to go to the school board for approval, and she’s not made any recommendations.
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