Bickering boils over on R2 board

COLUMBIA – Divisiveness continues on the Richland Two school board, with a local pastor with close ties to the school board chairman using a trope with racial and sexist themes to describe another member of the board. A recent post to the Facebook account of Pastor Chris Leevy Johnson criticizes Richland Two board trustee Lindsay […]

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 board votes 12.3% pay hike for Super

Board Split Over Size of Raise, Polling COLUMBIA – It’s been a profitable summer for Dr. Baron Davis, superintendent of the Richland Two school district. On July 1, Davis’ salary rose from $191,904 to $197,661 after he accepted a STEP increase coupled with a 1 percent raise the district gave administrators. Six weeks later, the […]

Richland 2 discipline issues increase

Blythewood – While in-school suspensions are generally trending downward in Richland 2, the opposite is true of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, including at Blythewood area schools. Both Blythewood area high schools and all three middle schools reported increases, as did one elementary school, according to online state report cards published by the S.C. Department of […]

R2 bond discussion set for WHS

BLYTHEWOOD – Another school bond referendum presentation will be held in Blythewood on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at Westwood High School, located at 180 Turkey Farm Road. Richland School District Two is inviting the community and media to learn more about the bond referendum at two upcoming information presentations. Two bond referendum questions will […]

R2 to host candidate forum

COLUMBIA – Seven candidates have filed for the four seats up for election on the Richland Two School Board of Trustees. Amelia McKie, Cheryl Caution-Parker, James Manning and Craig Plank are seeking re-election. James Mobley, Darrel President Sr. and Theresa Holmes are looking for first time wins. The candidates will participate in a Candidate Forum […]

R2 releases make-up days

COLUMBIA – After missing several days of classes due to Hurricane Florence, Richland School District Two has issued notice of the make-up days for the days missed. Students will be required to attend classes on Oct. 18 and 19 and Dec. 21 to make up for days missed during the storm, according to the statement. […]

R2 Board extends Super’s contract

COLUMBIA – On Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees met to conduct the superintendent’s performance evaluation for Dr. Baron Davis. Davis, Superintendent for Richland School District Two,  was given an overall distinguished evaluation for the 2017-18 school year, his first year as superintendent of the district, by the School […]

Bookman Road Elementary –

Kindergartners Andrew Baskin, Timmy Osesik, Abby Tabler, Elijah Ramos, and Phuong Vi Nyugen get ready to eat freshly popped popcorn. Joye Boswell’s kindergartners engaged in experiments throughout the week to learn how to identify objects using their five senses. Students cheered as popcorn started to bubble out of the popcorn machine.