R2: 20-21 budget OK; 21-22 may not be

COLUMBIA – Richland Two doesn’t anticipate any tax increases or job losses in next year’s budget beset by the COVID-19 pandemic. District officials, however, cautioned that both actions remain a distinct possibility in the 2021-2022 budget. “2020-2021 ought to be fine,” said Dr. Harry Miley, the district’s chief financial officer. “2021-2022 may be the more […]

Jackson to follow Guy as WHS principal

BLYTHEWOOD — Robert S. Jackson will take over as principal of Westwood High School starting July 1. He will replace the current principal, Dr. Cheryl Guy, who has served as the principal since July 2015. Guy, who helped open Westwood High in August 2012 as an assistant principal, is retiring after 25 years of service […]

BHS & WHS to hold graduations in June

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two will hold graduation ceremonies for the Blythewood and Westwood high schools’ Class of 2020 on June 3 and 4 at Harry Parone Stadium, located on the campus of Spring Valley High School at 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Blythewood High School will graduate on Wednesday, June 3, and Westwood will graduate on Thursday, […]

R2 Superintendent defends travel expenses

COLUMBIA – Tampa, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are among the locations where Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis traveled in the name of district business over the past two budget cycles, spending more than $15,700, according to documents obtained by The Voice. In 2018-2019, Davis spent $10,076.50 on travel-related expenses, or enough to buy 30 […]

R2 to hold virtual career fair April 22

COLUMBIA — Richland Two School District is holding a virtual All Positions Career Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22. Candidates will need to preregister using this link: https://forms.gle/dnSqSiB5xbcAzvgJ7. In the document, candidates will provide contact information and then indicate two preferences for interviews. All candidates must register and have a completed application on […]

USC names Davis superintendent in residence

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina’s College of Education recently announced that Baron Davis, superintendent of Richland Two School District, will serve as superintendent in residence for the college’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policies. As superintendent in residence, Davis will teach in the master’s program with principal certification, the education specialist’s program with […]

R2 schools to close through March 31

News released from Richland School District Two By order of the Governor of South Carolina, Richland Two is canceling school for students starting March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2020. With the closure of schools, all student activities including athletics, are canceled from March 16-March 31. Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis said, “Our […]

R2 provides free meals for students during school closure

While school is closed March 16-31, 2020, free bag breakfasts and lunches for children up to age 18 will be made available. The meals will be distributed through pick-up lines outside of the school buildings at the following locations: Bridge Creek Elementary Dent Middle Joseph Keels Elementary Killian Elementary Longleaf Middle North Springs Elementary Polo […]

R2 Super’s California trip raises critic’s ire

COLUMBIA – Richland Two school board trustees are lashing out at one of their biggest critics over him questioning the district superintendent’s planned speaking engagement in Los Angeles next month.  One by one, at the Feb. 11 meeting, trustees chided Richland County resident Gus Philpott for characterizing the upcoming California conference as a junket. “Superintendent […]

Breaking Ground

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland Two officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at Muller Road Middle School on Tuesday for a new permanent facility for the Center for Knowledge North (CFK North). The center has been housed in portables and a few classrooms in Muller Road Middle School since 2013. The project is funded with $9.8 million from […]