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Whale Branch Middle School moves to temporary virtual instruction

District: More than half the student body is under quarantine From staff reports Whale Branch Middle School (WBMS) will be temporarily shifting to virtual instruction this Friday for one full school week, according to a release from the Beaufort County School District (BCSD). This temporary, all-virtual, learning period is scheduled thru Friday, Sept. 17. Regular… Keep Reading


BCSD announces 5 finalists for Teacher of the Year

From staff reports Five classroom teachers have been named as finalists for Beaufort County’s 2021-2022 District Teacher of the Year. The finalists are Oana Bejan, special education teacher at Hilton Head Island High School; Ann Buckley, special education teacher at Hilton Head Island Middle School; Christopher Crabb, dance teacher at Mossy Oaks Elementary School; Lynne… Keep Reading


School board set to meet Monday about masks

By Mike McCombs The Beaufort County Board of Education will discuss and vote on a proposed mask mandate in a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, Beaufort County School District Communications Director Candace Bruder-Brasseur confirmed Friday. The meeting is expected to feature public comments. Board member William Smith initially moved to… Keep Reading


BCSD acknowledged for excellence in financial reporting

From staff reports The Beaufort County School District has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. This recognition is based on the district’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. The report was… Keep Reading


School district to resume face-to-face instruction 5 days a week Jan. 4

From staff reports The Beaufort County School District will resume face-to-face educational instruction five days a week beginning Jan. 4. The announcement came at Friday’s Board of Education meeting. “It’s always been our goal to resume five days a week of face-to-face instruction,” Superintendent Frank Rodriguez said. Rodriguez noted the challenges of hybrid instruction. “It’s… Keep Reading