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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Taylor Fulcher, Deputy Superintendent tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Statement by Superintendent Chris Neeley on School Mask Mandate Recension COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 12, 2021) – Superintendent Chris Neeley today released the following statement on Gov. Henry McMaster’s Executive Order and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman’s recension lifting the mask mandate in public schools: “Until there is further clarity from the S.C. Department of Education and the Office of the Governor, the S.C. Public Charter School District is requesting all authorized schools...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Taylor Fulcher, Deputy Superintendent tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Legacy Early College Educator Named 2020-2021 District Teacher of the Year COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 6, 2021) – Deion Jamison, a ninth and tenth grade English teacher at Legacy Early College in Greenville, S.C., has been named the 2020-2021 Public Charter School District Teacher of the Year. The honoree is completing his fourth year as an educator and his second as a member of the faculty at Legacy Early College. He is...

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Taylor Fulcher, Deputy Superintendent 803-908-3849 tfulcher@sccharter.org Public Charter School District Meeting Needs of the Whole Child COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 1, 2021) – The South Carolina Public Charter School District’s Youth Mental Health First Aid training equips schools to adequately assess and understand adverse situations while effectively supporting and engaging students. “The Youth Mental Health First Aid training provided an understanding of what mental health is and why it is so important for youth to have support as...

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For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Names Chris G. Neeley as New Superintendent  Columbia, South Carolina—The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) Board of Trustees is delighted to name Chris G. Neeley as the new SCPCSD Superintendent. The five-month long search consisted of a substantial number of talented applicants, a rigorous interview process, and two extremely qualified candidates. The role was secured last week, after...

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For Immediate Release: May 26, 2020 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Names Finalists for Superintendent Columbia, South Carolina—The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) Board of Trustees has named its finalists for the next leader of the District. After a rigorous interview process and an analyses of an overwhelming number of talented candidates, Angel Malone and Chris Neeley have been named the finalists. This comes after Elliot Smalley’s departure in...

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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2020 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849   Following record-high 2019 academic achievement results for the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD), superintendent Elliot Smalley announces May departure    Smalley excited to take on new opportunity as Legacy Early College CEO   Today, with schools in the SCPCSD performing at historically high academic levels , SCPCSD superintendent, Elliot Smalley, announced his plans to transition into a new role as CEO of Legacy Early College in May...

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For Immediate Release: October 1, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Chief of Staff tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Charters are Fastest-Improving in the State Since 2015, 23-point increase in graduation rate is tops among all districts Columbia, South Carolina—This year, charter schools in the South Carolina Public Charter School District continued to improve, earning a 9-point gain in graduation rate—a rate which has now grown by 23 points since 2015, faster than any district in South Carolina. In 2019, 72.3%...

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For Immediate Release: April 17, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 South Carolina Public Charter School District Re-Launches New Schools SC Fellowship for Prospective Charter School Founders Columbia, South Carolina—This fall, the South Carolina Public Charter School District will re-launch its New Schools SC Fellowship, an all-expenses-paid charter school incubation and leadership development program for up to three leaders aiming to open  game-changing new schools in South Carolina’s highest-need communities. Fellows will submit their charter in February 2020...

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For Immediate Release: March 19, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 Six out of Six Charter Schools Renew with the South Carolina Public Charter School District Columbia, South Carolina—At the South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) March 18th and March 19th Board of Trustees meetings, six out of six eligible charter schools were granted 10-year contract renewals, continuing their service to students and families within the SCPCSD portfolio. All six charter schools have previously been named National...

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For Immediate Release: January 31, 2019 Taylor Fulcher, Director of Communications tfulcher@sccharter.org 803-908-3849 The South Carolina Public Charter School District Releases One Million Dollar Grant Opportunity to its Charter Schools Columbia, South Carolina – The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD), the state’s largest and most diverse charter school authorizer, has released a one-million-dollar grant opportunity to its portfolio of 33 tuition-free public charter schools. The grant opportunity, which was passed unanimously by the Board of Trustees, will award...

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