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 […]

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 […]

R2 board suspends public comment

SCSBA Recommends Districts Not Accept FOIA Requests During Pandemic COLUMBIA – In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Richland Two school district has followed the lead of other government agencies by streaming meetings electronically. No member of the public may attend meetings in person nor participate in public comments. They can listen […]

Richland Two’s new kind of ‘homeschool’

BLYTHEWOOD – When Governor McMaster mandated on March 13 that schools, colleges and universities across the state had to shut their doors until at least March 31, teachers and administrators had to prepare and execute, in a very short period of time, a plan to continue educating their students remotely. Richland Two School District administrators […]

R2 board OKs $1,000 bonuses for teachers

Revenue Source is $16.9M Budget Surplus COLUMBIA – Richland Two school board approved $1,000 bonuses for its 3,600 district employees during a special called meeting Tuesday night. The district allocated $4.1 million of a $16.9 million budget surplus for teachers and all full-time permanent employees. Superintendent Dr. Baron Davis said the allocation is an effort […]

Fairfield schools Report Card released

How Area School Districts Compare WINNSBORO – A major talking point Fairfield County education leaders have been making about the 2018 state report cards is that no Fairfield school rated Unsatisfactory. “We were competitive,” said Dr. J.R. Green, district superintendent, said of the results at a recent Board of Trustees meeting. “Virtually every district that […]