12 candidates seek four R2 board seats

Manning, McKie & Caution-Parker End Their Tenure on R2 School Board COLUMBIA – With the Richland Two School District under investigation by the state’s Inspector General at the request of S.C. Governor Henry McMaster, three of the District’s majority four school board members have chosen not to run for re-election in November. Current Board Chair […]

Taking Off

GREENBRIER – Drashti Patel, a student at Fairfield Central High School, and Travis Bonds, a student at Richard Winn Academy, were chosen to represent their respective schools at Monday’s Discovery Flights.  In an effort to promote aviation among the county’s youth, S&S Aviation, a flight school at the Fairfield County Airport, invited students from each […]

R2 changes free/reduced meal price policy

COLUMBIA — Richland School District Two has changed its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. During the pandemic, the USDA provided public school districts with waivers to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all students. The waivers ended in […]

Fairfield County rising seniors chosen for discovery flights

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Two rising senior students from Fairfield Central and Richard Winn Academy will be participating in S & S Aviation’s flight school Discovery Flights at the Fairfield County Airport on Monday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. The students are selected for the free adventure by their respective schools. The purpose of the experience […]

MSI students accepted to SC Governor’s School

WINNSBORO – Two Midlands Stem Institute students – Mya Kowalke and Eli Moore – have been accepted into the South Carolina Governor’s School. Kowalke has attended MSI since 2018, where she participated in cross country and was a member of the journalism team.  She will be attending the South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture at […]

Gattman receives National Merit Scholarship

COLUMBIA – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced that an additional graduate of Richland School District Two is the recipient of a National College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship. Grace C. Gattman, who attended Blythewood High School, will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at Clemson University, the […]

Richland 2 to vote on 22-23 budget July 12

COLUMBIA – Richland School District Two will hold second reading and board vote on the FY 2022-2023 general fund budget on Tuesday, July 12. Because the South Carolina General Assembly did not finalize the Appropriations Act for FY 22-23 until June 15, the district is currently operating under a continuing resolution until the budget is […]

Manning elected R2 board chair

COLUMBIA – The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees elected new officers Tuesday night, with the majority four voting as a block to seat three of their own. James Manning was elected chair; Amelia McKie, vice-chair and former chair Teresa Holmes, secretary. Board member Lindsay Agostini voted against McKie and abstained from voting for […]

Carter named R2 Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

COLUMBIA – Effective July 1, 2022, Richland School District Two will have a new Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. Tommy Carter, a 25-year veteran of the district, will take over the position replacing Tom Cranmer who is retiring. Carter has held positions in Richland Two as a Systems Administrator, Senior Systems Engineer and Director of […]

Governor formally requests Inspector General to investigate R2

Richland Two Pledges Full Cooperation With Investigation COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Inspector General’s office has been given the go-ahead to investigate Richland School District Two officials, according to a letter obtained by The Voice, dated June 22, from Gov. Henry McMaster asking for the investigation. “In contacting my office, parents and other constituents […]