Charleston school officials host Hollywood community meeting to discuss moving sixth graders
Hollywood residents will have their chance tonight to let Charleston County school officials know what they think of a plan to move sixth graders to the Baptist Hill High campus.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, 5117 Baptist Hill Rd.
Charleston County Superintendent Nancy McGingley proposed and the school board approved moving sixth grades from elementary schools to Baptist Hill High, which already has seventh and eighth grades.
Rural Edisto Island community members have been opposed to the change because they say it will cause their already small school to lose students and increase the likelihood that it would be shuttered.
A similar meeting was held last week in rural McClellanville, and more than 300 residents showed up. That community doesn’t want to see seventh and eighth grades moved from Lincoln High to St. James-Santee Elementary.
The school board plans to vote on the grade shifts in both communities again on March 25.
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