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York police have arrested two parents accused of withholding medical care from their premature sons, who doctors eventually diagnosed as failure to thrive.
The Clover school district would hire about 37 more teachers and other employees, expand prekindergarten education and launch a high school program in manufacturing technology under a $69.1 million budget approved Monday by the school board.
York parents have asked the school board protect art, media and in-school suspension programs at elementary schools from planned budget cuts. The $1.9 million in cuts, which include eliminating 22 positions, will dismantle these essential programs, organizer Alicia Bolin told York school board members.
Diane Howell, principal of York Comprehensive High School, led the school through a critical decade of change, including two bond referendums, the first of which failed, and the planning and construction of the new school. As she prepares to retire next month, Howell looks back at the changes.
Four Clover schools, including three elementary schools and one middle school, will have new principals next school year.
From the late 1890s until about 1985, the family of Roe Inman cultivated the land around his ancestral homestead near York. They grew cotton, peaches, grapes and, finally, soybeans. Now Inman wants to share with the community what it was like to farm there through a new agri-tourism destination.
The boat Clover High student built from cardboard didnt just float, the kids and a couple adults rowed it a mile on Lake Wylie Saturday.
When York One Academy opened almost 15 years ago, Principal Ethel Engrum-Bankhead said people “thought of it as a school for bad kids.” One of her goals was to change that perception. The alternative school that Engrum-Bankhead and others helped the York district establish in 1998 has since allowed hundreds of students who likely would have been expelled or dropped out of school to earn diplomas. Its success was a key to changing perceptions.
A group of parents who oppose $1.9 million in planned York school district budget cuts that would be implemented in the fall - including the loss off 22 positions -- say they will ask the school board Tuesday to reconsider its decision.
Mike Fuesser, a York resident for 24 years, was elected to the City Council’s District 4 seat Tuesday in a write-in election that drew just 19 votes.