SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Following Monday's board meeting about a proposed plan to close and consolidate 3 rural schools, a portion of that plan has been withdrawn from the interim superintendent's proposal.
Interim Superintendent Debbie Hamm proposed creating pre-K to eighth-grade school and close three rural schools: Rafting Creek Elementary, Delaine Elementary, and Mayewood middle school.
In a statement to WIS, a Sumter School District spokesperson said:
A number of parents, alumni, and community leaders from Rembert spoke out against consolidation because of the potential of bullying on older kids with younger students.
The next school board meeting is scheduled for April 16.
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