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Eye exams important before kids head back to school

Updated: 01/11/2007 - One of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children are ready to take on the challenges of a new school year is to take them for a back-to-school eye exam.

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Richmond County BOE postpones designating bus stops

Posted: 08/01/2006 - The Richmond County School Board is trying to avoid getting in the middle of a lawsuit. BOE member A.K. Hasan says the leaders will not designate school bus stops tonight like they had planned.

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New Evans Middle School ready for classes

Posted: 07/31/2006 - The new Evans Middle School has been given the all clear. Inspectors spent the morning making sure things are working properly before students arrive on Friday.

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Columbia County prepares for back to school

Posted: 07/31/2006 - Believe it or not, some students start as early as next week. News 12's Diane Cho is on your side with a look at what parents in Columbia County are doing to prepare.

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Back to School Festival on Saturday!

Posted: 07/27/2006 - The seventh annual Back to School Festival kicks off Saturday, July 29. You can get information on things like immunization requirements and drug and alcohol safety. Health screenings will also be available.

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Laney High School Athletic Complex nears completion

Posted: 07/24/2006 - Two years ago, plans of a new Laney High School stadium were surrounded by controversy as hundreds lost their homes to the project. The project is now near completion, and many residents have had a change of heart.

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United Way helps families get ready for back to school

Posted: 07/21/2006 - Back to school means back to the stores. Shopping for things like backpacks and calculators can get pretty expensive. News 12's Stephanie Baker caught up with some shoppers today.

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Richmond Co. BOE rejects relaxed dress code

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Shirts will stay tucked in at Richmond County schools. The school board had considered changing the dress code to allow students to untuck their shirts to go with more popular fashions.

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Construction delayed on new Columbia Co. middle school

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A construction delay in the new Columbia County middle school means another year of overcrowding for many students. The original bid didn't fit the budget, so they're looking for a better deal and pushing the deadline back to August 2008.

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Richmond Co. BOE considers relaxing school dress code

Updated: 07/12/2006 - When Richmond County students return to school in August, there may be a more relaxed dress code in place. Board members are discussing whether students can tuck or untuck their shirts.

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Muns running for Columbia Co. School Board chairman

Posted: 06/30/2006 - Lee Muns says he's running for chairman of the Columbia County School Board. Muns opted not to run for re-election in 2004, but says he's ready to take Columbia County schools to the next level.

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John Pike to serve as teacher, not principal, next school year

Posted: 06/26/2006 - Greenbrier Elementary principal John Pike has been demoted to a teacher. Pike and his lawyer appeared before the Columbia County school board in a public hearing Monday, June 26. Superintendent Tommy Price and his attorney brought forth charges...

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Pike school board hearing set for June 26

Posted: 06/23/2006 - Greenbrier Elementary School principal Jonathan Pike has a school board hearing on Monday, June 26. Pike got a letter this spring saying he's being terminated. He is challenging it.

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Student loan rates to rise

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Seems like it costs money to do just about anything. And in the college world, for lots of students, that means taking out student loans. There's an important deadline coming up for borrowers that might mean having to pay more money.

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Aiken County to receive 20 new school buses

Posted: 06/21/2006 - Many Aiken County students will soon be riding to school in style. South Carolina bought new school buses for the first time in ten years. If you live in Aiken County, twenty of them may soon be rolling up to a bus stop near you.

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South Carolina purchases new school buses

Posted: 06/20/2006 - New school buses will be available in South Carolina as students return to classes this fall. This is the state's first major bus purchase in ten years.

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Tommy Price to retire next year

Posted: 06/14/2006 - The Columbia County school superintendent is retiring. Wednesday, June 14, Tommy Price announced he is leaving his post at the end of the 2006-2007 school year.

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Richmond Co. BOE abolishes Public Information Office

Posted: 06/09/2006 - After nearly a four hour meeting Thursday night, there was a major shake-up in the Richmond County Board of Education. The school board's director of public information Mechelle Jordan has offered her resignation and her department is being abolished.

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