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Ways to help your kids mentally prepare for back to school

Back to school

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Summer's officially over for many counties in our area and a lot of parents are wondering how to get their children's minds ready for school after the break. One expert says there's a key to helping your kids get mentally ready for the school year.

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School bus rules of the road in Ga.

Traffic jam

Posted: 08/05/2013 - Summer is coming to a close, and students are heading back to school. Here's a quick refresher on driving rules when school buses make their stops in Georgia.

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Columbia Co. school buses back on the road

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Columbia County buses are hitting the roads early making sure everything goes smoothly on Tuesday when students there head back to school.

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Students in 4 counties head back to school

Back to school

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Students in Warren, Washington, Wilkes and Jenkins counties said goodbye to summer and hello to their brand new teachers. News 12 was at Freeman Elementary in Warren County to see what teachers and students have planned for the new year.

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Free breakfast, lunch will now be offered to students

Updated: 08/01/2013 - If you're getting ready to go back-to-school shopping, you may not need to buy a couple of things. Richmond County Schools will offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students this school year.

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SC blames higher goals for school grade drop

Updated: 08/01/2013 - Letter grades for nearly half of South Carolina's school districts dropped during the past school year, but education officials blame more ambitious performance goals rather than poorer achievement by students.

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Richmond Co. installs state-of-the-art temporary classrooms

Updated: 07/31/2013 - With several Richmond County schools still under construction and time running out, the county's been hard at work figuring out which classrooms kids will be using. Board members took a look at the progress on Wednesday.

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Meetings to discuss millage rate scheduled

Posted: 07/24/2013 - The Richmond County School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require a property tax increase of 5.16 percent, according to a news release.

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Board of Education approves tax increase, school security changes

Updated: 07/19/2013 - The biggest issue affecting every person who lives in Richmond County is a tax increase, which equals about $40 on a $100,000 house. They approved the rate officially and set public hearing dates, but that's not all.

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Aiken Co.'s plan for schools without principals

Updated: 07/18/2013 - A new principal at North Augusta High School leaves a job vacancy at an Aiken County middle school. And with the school year a little over a month away, the position may not be filled before students return to class.

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GRU partners with Chinese university

GRU

Posted: 07/11/2013 - Georgia Regents University has partnered with a Chinese university to create an institute focused on advancing Chinese language studies and enhancing multicultural awareness.

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New Columbia Co. superintendent sworn in

Updated: 06/26/2013 - Dr. Sandra Carraway was officially sworn into office at a board meeting Tuesday night. Carraway is taking over for Charles Nagle after his six years in office. Carraway talked about her plans for the school system.

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Clemson trustees set tuition 3 percent higher

Clemson

Updated: 06/25/2013 - The university's leaders on Monday approved a tuition increase that amounts to $190 per semester for in-state students and $444 for out-of-state students.

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Paine College's future could be in jeopardy

Updated: 06/25/2013 - Paine College is over a century old, but its ability to operate into the future could be in jeopardy. News 12 spoke with college leaders and students about the growing concern of the college's accreditation and finances.

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