Judgement filed against R2’s McKie

COLUMBIA – On July 10, 2019 the South Carolina Ethics Commission filed a $51,750 Judgment in Richland County Common Pleas Court against the immediately previous Richland Two School Board Chairwoman Amelia McKie. This Judgment is to collect the $51,750 in fines and fees that McKie owes the Ethics Commission under Decision & Order No. 2017-023, […]

Agostini: Board chair plays favorites with speakers

COLUMBIA – Amid budget discussions, policy revision votes and a slew of special recognitions, one board member’s critique of the Richland Two chairwoman’s job performance punctuated a more-than-four-hour meeting. The drama began at about the 38-minute mark of the May 14 meeting when board member Lindsay Agostini called attention to “inconsistent” enforcement of the board’s […]

McKie fails to file ethics form… again

COLUMBIA – In January, after racking up $51,750 in fines over unfiled ethics forms, Richland Two school board chair Amelia McKie vowed she would remedy the problem. “I am working with my legal counsel to address the fines and penalties imposed,” McKie said at a January board meeting. “I’ve learned a lot from my experience. […]

R2 board secretary resigns when asked to verify that McKie is legally seated

COLUMBIA – Chairwoman Amelia McKie’s ongoing ethics problems have prompted another member of the Richland 2 Board of Trustees to resign her officer position. Lindsay Agostini stepped down as secretary of the Richland Two board, but still remains on the board as a voting member. Agostini notified McKie and Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis of her […]

State board honors R2 board members

Change of Venue for Elkins-Johnson’s Day in Court COLUMBIA – As Richland Two school leaders grapple with ethical and legal challenges, three of them are being feted with statewide awards and distinctions. Board chair Amelia McKie, who’s facing nearly $52,000 in fines over previously unfiled ethics forms, has been elected Region 8 Director of the […]

Letters: McKie illegally seated

According to South Carolina Code of Laws, Amelia McKie was not eligible to be sworn in as a Richland 2 School Board member for the term 2018-2022. The election was Nov. 6, 2018, and she was sworn in on Nov. 13, 2018. (Title 8, Chapter 13) Section 8-13-1110 (A) “No public official … designated in […]

R2 ethics flap prompts call for resignations

McKie’s Ethics Fine Increases to $51K+ BLYTHEWOOD – Amelia McKie didn’t respond to a public call for her resignation Tuesday in the first Richland Two school board meeting of the year amid mounting ethics fines for the board chair. After missing a recent payment deadline, McKie now owes nearly $52,000 to the South Carolina Ethics […]

McKie’s ethics fine jumps to nearly $52K

BLYTHEWOOD – Amelia McKie’s ethics debts keep mounting. After missing a recent payment deadline, the Richland Two school board chair now owes nearly $52,000 in fines to the South Carolina Ethics Commission, an agency spokesperson confirmed. In July 2018, the commission fined McKie $41,000 as part of an eight-count complaint that said she failed to […]

Richland 2 chair owes $41,000 in ethics fines

BLYTHEWOOD – Amelia McKie, chair of the Richland 2 Board of Education, owes at least $41,000 in fines to the S.C. Ethics Commission, according to agency documents obtained by The Voice. McKie has until Dec. 31 to pay the first $20,000. The remaining $21,000 is due June 30, 2019, documents state. The fines are spelled […]

R2 Chair McKie’s ‘lost’ ethics filings questioned

BLYTHEWOOD – Nearly a month after the November elections, two Richland 2 school board members still had not filed ethics disclosure forms required by state law, according to the South Carolina Ethics Commission. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, the ethics commission’s online Statements of Economic Interest database listed all of the school board candidates who […]