Horry County School board members chose which projects to prioritize in its five-year capital plan including major school renovations, but they continued to avoid making a decision on how to fund the projects.
Horry County Schools students scored at or above state averages on SAT, ACT and Advanced Placement exams, but saw year-over-year decreases in average SAT and ACT scores. See which schools fared best and worst.
Horry County Schools announced on Sunday morning that school will resume on Tuesday. All HCS employees are to return to work Monday to begin preparations for the students’ impending return, according to a press release.
The Georgetown County School District announced Sunday that classes will resume Monday. School will be on regular schedule, the district said. Those affected by flooding or anyone with transportation issues will be excused.
Michael Kelly, a Coastal Carolina alumnus and actor who’s been featured in several movies and the Netflix original series “House of Cards,” tweeted a note to the current student body Monday afternoon amid Hurricane Florence’s aftermath.
Schools on the Grand Strand will announce the resumption of classes now that Hurricane Florence has moved through the area. Coastal Carolina, Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Horry County Schools and the Georgetown County School District are assessing when they can reopen.
Parents are praising Loris Elementary School for what they’re calling a “no homework” policy in effect for the 2018-19 school year. The policy only requires 10 or 20 minutes of nightly required reading.
Coastal Carolina University students have the highest average student debt in South Carolina, according to a recent study. South Carolina is 38th in United States in terms of average student debt, according to the study.
District officials said Tuesday that Horry County Schools Executive Director of Facilities Mark Wolfe is on paid administrative leave. She did not return request for comment about when, or why, Wolfe was placed on leave.
Jake Birchmeier, of Boy Scout Troop 360 at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Litchfield Beach, has practically single-handedly provided the south end of Pawleys Island with a beach accessible wheelchair for public use.
More than 800 punch list items in Horry County Schools five new schools have been addressed, save for some landscaping issues. But kdis at River Oaks Elementary are starting at Ocean Bay Middle because of delays.
An amendment to the Tax Increment Financing district created by the state legislature to develop the former Myrtle Beach Air Force base removed several bond projects including a proposed school in the area.
NASCAR champion Kyle Busch visited PALM charter high school in Conway, SC on Tuesday after a visit to Myrtle Beach to promote the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Busch last won at Darlington in 2008.
Coastal Carolina University’s cheerleading squad has been suspended after allegations team members worked as strippers and escorts. A criminal investigation reveals some cheerleaders were paid $100 - $1,500 per date.