The South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman has approved the proposed 2020-2021 reopening plan for Horry County Schools.
Coastal Carolina University's enrollment is only down 5.6% now, but the university could see as much as an 18.6% drop in a worst-case scenario before the first day of school on Aug. 19, university officials said Thursday.
Summer Quest activities at the Horry County libraries are in full swing, and some of them will possibly continue beyond summer if COVID-19 restrictions also continue.
Board Chairman Ken Richardson confirmed Thursday morning that the Monday, Aug. 3 Horry County Board of Education meeting will be in-person at 6 p.m. at the district office.
As parents across the district try to make decisions about sending their children back to school this Fall, virtual school options have seen a significant uptick in enrollment, some even setting a cap on how many students they can take.
In their most recent “Coastal Comeback Plan” video, Coastal Carolina University officials confirmed with students while students will have a face-to-face option for classes, the Fall semester would begin and end in a virtual setting.
A donor living in Alabama that wished to remain anonymous recently committed to a $95 million gift to Coastal Carolina University, according to CCU officials.
An Orangeburg-based educator was successful Wednesday in temporarily barring Gov. Henry McMaster from distributing $32 million in CARES Act funds for private school tuition grants.
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman met with the COVID-19 Public Education Committee on Wednesday to clarify some questions regarding school re-opening concerns.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced Monday that through SAFE (Safe Access to Flexible Education) Grants, $32 million will be put towards tuition grants for students at private, parochial, or independent schools in the state.
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Martha Gasque said she wanted to teach ever since she was in kindergarten, and has taught in the state for 17 years, but said Wednesday was the first day she ever considered leaving the teaching profession.
Coastal Carolina University just completed Phase Two of their three-phase plan to stabilize the University’s budget, which included a reduction in force (RIF) of 36 staff positions, according to CCU officials.
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster told the state Wednesday that they are asking all school districts to submit re-opening plans that give parents the option to send children back to school full-time, or to keep their children home for virtual instruction.
Horry County Schools will start back for the 2020-2021 school year on September 8, although questions still exist about what school will look like at that time.
Horry County Board of Education Chairman Ken Richardson took to social media Thursday night via a Facebook Live video from Lucky Dog Productions to answer some urgent questions from families about reopening school.
The committee giving recommendations for reopening Horry County schools does not meet in public, and district officials stand firm in their decision to keep the meetings private.
The Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Foundation was recently presented with a $10,000 check from the Horry County Sheriff’s Foundation.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s (HGTC) president, Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, has been recognized as the 2020 Chief Executive Officer of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Technical College Commissioners (SCATCC).
A Coastal Carolina University student faced a backlash from fellow students and university officials this week for a series of social media posts, including racist and homophobic remarks and one video that referenced bringing a high-powered rifle to class.
Current Conway High Assistant Principal Tanika McKissick will begin her duties as the new principal of the school beginning July 1.
Horry County Schools emailed parents today to get their thoughts on how local families want to see their children's education go this Fall.
The AccelerateED Task Force formed by S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman gave their final recommendations Monday for guidelines for districts to follow in forming their school reopening plans for the fall.
Fall practices for high school football will begin June 22, according to Horry County Schools Chief Officer of Student Services Velna Allen.
Carrying fewer students on school buses, extending school days and juggling distance learning with in-class learning were just a few ideas the state's AccelerateED Task Force discussed Thursday as they debated what classrooms should look like in the fall.
Howard Barnard won Tuesday’s Republican Primary against incumbent Janice Morreale for the Horry County Board of Education District 5 seat, and District 4 member David Cox kept his post by defeating challenger McKean Nowlin, according to unofficial results.
On the recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Rick Maxey, 11 positions in the facilities department of Horry County Schools will be eliminated for the 2020-2021 school year.
Two of the five Horry County Board of Education races have incumbents facing contenders for their seats - District 5’s race between incumbent Janice Morreale and Howard Barnard, and District 4’s David Cox versus newcomer McKean Nowlin.
They came to him in the fall asking if their graduation ceremony could be different from years past. They wanted the ceremony moved from the auditorium to the football field.
Horry County lags behind other large South Carolina counties in teacher pay, according to the results of a salary study released Monday.
On Wednesday, the Conway Chamber of Commerce virtually announced the winners of their two Salute to Education scholarships – first place $1,000 winner Jacob Black from Loris High, and $500 runner-up Jordan Grace Elliott from Green Sea Floyds High.
The Horry County Board of Education’s Technology committee discussed Tuesday how they can make sure all students have their own devices in the event that eLearning has to happen again, whether it be due to COVID-19 or inclement weather.
Due to COVID-19, the Conway Chamber of Commerce’s Educational Programs Committee made the tough decision to cancel its annual Salute to Education luncheon, honoring the area’s top seniors.
Educating Horry County students is expected to cost $711.8 million over the next year, according to the budget the Horry County Board of Education gave initial support to Monday night.
Coastal Carolina University’s trustees voted today to not make any increases in tuition, room fees, or meal fees for the next two years.
Coastal Carolina University officials announced their intentions today to open up for face-to-face classes in August, but they anticipate up to 15 percent fewer students because of the COVID-19 crisis, which could force the university to slash spending.
Students will have another option to receive food during school closures, even if they are having difficulty visiting the 13 grab n’ go delivery sites or making it to one of the meal delivery locations, according to an Horry County Schools press release this morning.
Before the school board’s Class of 2020 graduation brainstorming session tonight, Horry County Schools Superintendent Rick Maxey announced to the board and parents that no new assignments will be given to elementary, middle or high school underclassmen after May 15.
Lilly Langway might not quite understand what it fully means for her just yet, but the Myrtle Beach Elementary fourth-grader was recently accepted into MENSA.
After hearing from many parents and students, Horry County Schools announced Thursday night that the district is considering other options for graduations besides virtual ceremonies.
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster and Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Wednesday morning that S.C. students won’t be returning to the classroom until Fall, due to the COVID-19 virus.
Bus WiFi access for families without connectivity at home will be offered through Horry County Schools at multiple locations beginning Tuesday, April 21.
Going on week four of quarantine, area parents and students are both welcoming a short break from eLearning during the district’s observed spring break.
Leanne Altman just wants her chorus students to keep on singing, and thought of a fun way to make that happen beyond the normal COVID-19 school closure classwork.