Charleston County School Board to listen to superintendent's reasons for moving rural students
Charleston County School Superintendent Nancy McGinley plans to talk to the school board tonight about her rationale for moving McClellanville middle school students to St. James-Santee Elementary.
More than 300 residents showed up at a community meeting last week to hear about her plan and voice their concerns. Many fear the district eventually will close this rural community's lone high school, Lincoln High, but McGinley repeatedly has said that is not her goal.
The board already approve the change, but some members have said they want to revote on the issue. That is not on the board's agenda as an action item tonight.
The community is invited to give feedback on the change online.
A separate community meeting will be held this week in Hollywood for residents concerned about moving sixth grades from elementary schools to the Baptist Hill High campus. Supporters of Jane Edwards Elementary were opposed to the change because they say it will cause their school to lose enrollment. They also don't want their school to be shuttered.
The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Baptist Hill High, 5117 Baptist Hill Rd.
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