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How to avoid back-to-school pitfalls

After a long and often unstructured summer break, thousands of Lowcountry students return to school this week. It requires significant adjustments for parents and students, alike. Here are some tips

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Teachers need your donated school supplies

I taught in Charleston County Middle and High Schools for 30 years and spent thousands of dollars of my own money for supplies for my classroom.  Almost all teachers I

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Time to shop: tax exempt weekend

The first weekend in August is the time parents and children shop for back to school items with the following items being exempt from Charleston County’s 8.5% sales tax: •

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School board members are “watchdogs” for students and taxpayers

Perhaps the most significant elected officials in our area are members of the Charleston County School Board.  They oversee a $429 million annual budget, nearly twice the amount spent by

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Todd Garrett explains CCSD budget fiasco

In an exclusive interview with radio host Kelly Golden (94.3 WSC), Charleston County School Board member Todd Garrett explained how the school district ran an $18 million deficit in the

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