Examining the Governor’s plan

January 10, 2014

Though not all details have been fully fleshed out, Oconee’s superintendent of education has begun to examine Governor Haley’s plan for South Carolina education in 2014. Dr. Mike Lucas says he’s always happy when there’s a greater focus on the public schools. Lucas has drawn some preliminary conclusions about how the Haley plan would impact Oconee County students and teachers. Under the plan, poverty will become an element of a new formula to distribute state funds to the local districts. To stress reading, the Governor calls for a reading coach in every elementary school. Lucas says, “In Oconee, only three of our schools qualify for 100% funding and the other 8 schools would receive 50% of the necessary funding for a fulltime coach.” Lucas’s reaction can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

 

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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