If you’d like to send your child to a different school next year, now’s the time to start the process of researching your options.
As South Carolina prepares to commemorate National School Choice Week this month at 120 events across the state, and nearly 11,000 events nationwide, many parents will begin evaluating the educational opportunities that are available for their children.
With a new session that began Jan. 13, the opportunities for positive reforms to our system of governance, tax structure and personal freedoms should be plentiful.
And while there are some strong reforms on the table this year, it’s the weak refoms – and even some measures that would take us backward – that will likely take center stage if citizens don’t keep a watchful eye on their lawmakers.
Lancaster City Council passed first reading for the changes proposed to the current annexation rules at the Jan. 13 council meeting.
What does this mean? Let’s take an example – three years ago the city attempted to annex five new lots in the Arrowood subdivision.
The city was required to post such intensions in the local newspaper, notify 100 percent of the proposed annexed property owners, notify the surrounding property owners and to have a posted public hearing where residents could speak and let their views be heard.
Whether it was the need to educate Lancaster County’s future leaders or recognizing the ones who are already making a local difference, the importance of home was a common theme that resonated amongst a large group of civic and business leaders Thursday night, Jan. 29.