Libby Roof leaves R2 post

COLUMBIA – Libby Roof, Senior Chief Officer for Communications at Richland School District Two has announced that she will be leaving her post effective Nov. 22, and taking the Chief Communications Director’s position at Lexington One. ‘Leaving Richland Two is one of the hardest decisions I have made in my career,” Roof wrote in an […]

Election brings new balance of power to R2

COLUMBIA – There will be four new members on the heretofore embattled Richland 2 School Board. Angela Nash, a realtor, with 17,975 votes (14%) was the top vote getter. Tamika Washington, a former teacher, with 17,022 votes (13%) was second, followed by Niki Porter, also a former teacher, with 13,234 votes (10%). Joe Trapp, a […]

R2 School board candidates share views at forum

COLUMBIA – School safety, teacher shortages, diversity, fiscal transparency, and the importance of civility in leadership were among the issues discussed Monday night during a forum for Richland Two School Board Candidates. There was no argument or debate among the 12 candidates on stage, each of whom gave answers to four questions created by the […]

R2 Superintendent: District is under attack

Davis: Protect The Brand, Focus on Culture, Environment COLUMBIA – In a convocation address to Richland Two School District, embattled Superintendent Baron Davis, without mentioning the state investigation of the District, blasted what he called an attack on public education and promised a positive culture in lieu of raises for teachers and staff. “Public education […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will Governor McMaster remove R2 board members?

COLUMBIA – With the recent passage of a state law enabling the governor of South Carolina to remove school board members for misconduct in office, some parents in Richland School District Two are asking if the law will be applied here and, if so, to what extent. According to the governor’s office, that question is […]