S.C. Gov Henry McMaster has asked state education officials to not accept any school reopening plan that does not include an option of in-person learning five days a week, claiming thousands of students are "lost" across the state due to lack of internet access, devices, and lack of effectiveness of virtual learning itself.
School will look quite different from what students, parents and faculty are used to after the Aiken County School Board voted to accept a plan put forth by a local task force for implementing social distancing protocols in schools this fall.
Over 2,200 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in South Carolina on Tuesday, including 67 in Aiken County.
School district employees warned during a meeting Tuesday night that no perfect solution exists as to how schools will choose to reopen in the fall due to the impact of coronavirus.
Over a dozen new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Aiken County on Tuesday, along with one new coronavirus-related death, according to state health authorities.
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office announced the passing of Sgt. John McCord on Saturday, a deputy who was a fixture of the community and served on the campus of Aiken Technical College for several years.
The Aiken County Public School District is actively searching for a new candidate to replace Dr. Shawn Foster as the chief officer of operations and student services for area schools.
A new director of student services has been appointed for Aiken County Public Schools, the district announced Wednesday.