Three R2 school board members walk out of chaotic meeting

COLUMBIA – A dramatic walkout by three Richland Two School Board members during Tuesday night’s regular school board meeting, ended the meeting after only 35 minutes. The walkout left only four board members to continue the meeting. Board policy specifies that it takes five members to constitute a quorum, Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis told the […]

Blythewood schools shine on SC report card

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood area schools generally bested other Midlands schools on the recently released 2021 school report cards, though a few schools fell short of state and district results. Four of five Blythewood area elementary schools performed better than their counterparts in Richland Two as well as in the state in all subject areas. Lake […]

R2 offering vaccinations to ages 12+

COLUMBIA – Richland Two is partnering with Prisma Health to offer a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for students who are 12 and older as well as for other individuals eligible for the vaccine who live in the same household with the Richland Two student(s). Prisma Health nurses will administer the Pfizer vaccine in drive-through clinics at […]

Dysfunction, conflict, disharmony mar R2 school board meeting

COLUMBIA – Internal policies and a class-action lawsuit about vaping were among the several points of controversy at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees, which was marked by contentious discussion. The meeting began with more than 20 minutes of debate about how meeting agendas are assembled, who should […]

R2 provides meal pick-up for students

COLUMBIA – Richland School District Two plans a temporary shift to eLearning for all students from Jan. 4 – 15, 2021. All students will participate in eLearning following their school’s current bell schedule. In-person instruction for students who selected classroom communities or hybrid models for Phase 2 will resume on Jan. 19. Richland Two will […]

Davis named humanitarian recipient

COLUMBIA – Richland Two Superintendent Baron Davis was recently named a recipient of the 2021 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian award. The award is an annual recognition of education leaders committed to the advancement and mentorship of women and minorities and/or demonstrate a commitment to address social justice issues among children, youth and adults in […]

Richland 2 School Board candidates speak out at forum

Eight of ten Richland 2 School Board candidates appeared in a Zoom forum Tuesday evening to talk about their platforms and priorities. James Mobley and Lawrence Terry did not participate. Below are what the candidates had to say. (Please note that in the Thursday, Oct. 22 edition of The Voice of Blythewood, the first paragraph […]

Muller Road’s Cuffy named R2 Teacher of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD — In a surprise classroom visit today, Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Baron R. Davis announced the 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year. Davis visited the classroom of Tryphena Cuffy virtually to make the announcement. Cuffy, a sixth grade teacher at Muller Road Middle School, was one of five finalists competing for the […]

New R2 policy targets trustee

COLUMBIA – A recently enacted Richland Two school board policy supported by Superintendent Baron Davis would make it more difficult for sitting members to access district records they rely upon to help frame public policy. However, Davis said the policy is designed to curtail capricious and voluminous record requests. On Tuesday night, the Richland Two […]

R2 board approves Aug. 31 start date

COLUMBIA – The Richland Two Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to approve a revised calendar for the upcoming school year. Aug. 31 will be the first day of school for students. It was announced during Tuesday night’s school board meeting that five days (Aug. 17 – 21) will be LEAP Days that are designed […]