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 […]

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 […]

County rejects R2 request for 18.4 mills

Pugh: County Needs to Re-evaluate How We Spend Money COLUMBIA – Richland County Council passed third and final reading of its FY 2022-23 budget Tuesday night, excluding Richland School District Two’s request for an 18.4 millage increase. It was the second year the council has passed a no-millage-increase budget. The vote to pass the budget […]

Richland Two Summer food program now available

COLUMBIA – Richland School District Two is providing meals for its students at four school locations in the district. Students are able to receive breakfast and lunch, Monday through Thursday throughout the summer. Meal sites will be closed on Fridays. Meals are free to students up to age 18 and must be consumed on site. […]

R2 delays sports practice indefinitely

COLUMBIA – The fall prep sports season in Blythewood took a blow Saturday when Richland District 2 delayed the start of athletics practices indefinitely because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. “The decision was a difficult one to make because we know how much our students, coaches, band directors and JRTOC instructors […]

R2’s Shadd racks up $57K in tax liens

COLUMBIA – A Richland Two school board member has racked up more than $57,000 in county and state tax liens since 2012.  Documents reviewed by The Voice show that James Shadd has been slapped with nine tax liens totaling $57,173.87, including one as recently as May 8 of this year. The liens were filed in response […]

Movin’ On Up

GEORGETOWN – Former Blythewood High School Principal Keith Price has been named Superintendent of Georgetown County School District. Shown with him are his wife Janet and three of their four daughters – Micah and Amanda on the left and Camryn on the right. Daughter Lauren was unable to attend due to a previously scheduled advanced […]

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 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 […]

Richland 2 lauded for AP access, success

COLUMBIA – Richland County School District Two is one of only 3 school districts in the state to be named to the College Board’s 10th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for significant gains in student access and success in AP testing. Only 250 districts in the United States and Canada were named to the list. […]