Consolidating schools in south carolina

District Three borders Cherokee County to the east and School District Two to the north. Schools encompassing District Nine were: Whitestone, No. After the consolidation of Districts Eight and Nine, the construction of two new black schools began. The following elementary and middle schools were accredited by SACS in 1976: School Grade Level Cannon Elementary School K - 6 Cowpens Elementary School, Bldg. II 5 - 6 Clifton Elementary School 1 - 6 Glendale Elementary School 1 - 6 Pacolet Elementary School K - 3 Pacolet Middle School 4 - 8The opening of Gettys D.

In addition to directing the surveys and consolidation plans, Crows duties also included speaking to the press on behalf of the commission, compiling statistics and reports for members of the commission, and even testifying in the Briggs v.

Elliott case on behalf of the school equalization program.

A study commissioned by Governor Burnet Maybank in 1941 reported that nineteen counties in South Carolina lacked a high school for black students while only eight buses in the state transported black children to school (Quint, 9).

The survey estimated that the state and local school boards needed to invest ninety million dollars to improve school building facilities and bring South Carolinas schools close to the national average in school buildings and equipment (Public Schools of South Carolina, 192-208).

Speakers focused on such areas as New Jersey, North Carolina, and Tennessee schools.

The Briggs case eventually merged with four other school desegregation cases on appeal before the United States Supreme Court to become part of the 1954 Brown v.

Spartanburg County is located in the northwestern Piedmont Section of South Carolina. There was further consolidation on March 22, 1952, when the legislature merged the twelve districts into seven. Mays High School was built in Pacolet shortly after the construction of Ralph J. This school served black elementary students in Pacolet, grades one through six, and all district black students in grades seven through twelve. Bunche Elementary School became Cowpens Elementary School, Building II and B. The district's two high schools (Pacolet and Cowpens) were already accredited by the SACS.

Spartanburg School District Three is located in the eastern part of Spartanburg County. Districts Eight and Nine were merged to form what is today Spartanburg District Three. This school served elementary students in grades one through six in the Cowpens area. All schools were also already accredited by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Byrnes warned that if Negroes should then desert their colored teachers, seek to attend white schools, and as a result our public school system be endangered, the responsibility for that tragedy will rest upon them. Nevertheless, shortly after the Brown decision, Byrnes halted all equalization building projects and approvals until the state attorney general ruled on the legality of state money supporting schools designated as black or white. Publicly, however, Byrnes encouraged the citizens of the state to continue to support equalization, confident that South Carolina would find legal ways to maintain segregation and the public school system ( Byrnes Papers: Minutes of the South Carolina School Committee, 15 June 1954). Johnson, hired after the NAACP revealed in the Briggs testimony that the commission had no black members, explained to the School Committee that his work is to contact Negroes all over the State where construction projects are proposed or in progress to get the Negroes views.

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