Friday, June 23, 2017

The Agenda: School board wants to raise its salary; Transit hub gets final money; S.C. sees GOP health plan

School board proposal would raise members' pay to $14,000

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:41 AM

click to enlarge CCSD Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait told an NAACP forum this week that the district needed to rethink how it pays teachers - DUSTIN WATERS
  • Dustin Waters
  • CCSD Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait told an NAACP forum this week that the district needed to rethink how it pays teachers

The Agenda is our daily news round-up of the stories affecting South Carolina.

Charleston School District Superintendent is pushing an initiative to "think differently" about teacher compensation while the school board debates raising their own salaries by about $14,000 each without going through the normal processes that would require public debate. Source: P&C

The Charleston Planning Commission says the proposed Charleston six-month development moratorium on James Island goes too far. Source: P&C

CARTA says it has secured the last $2 million it needs to begin work on a long-awaited multimodal transportation hub in North Charleston near Park Circle. Source: P&C

Berkeley County has been without a major hospital since 1975, but won't be for much longer. Source: P&C

The S.C. health care community spent yesterday wrapping their heads around the newly-unveiled Republican Senate health plan. Health care experts say that S.C. residents and hospitals will likely lose out in the new bill as less money is pledged to health programs. Source: P&C, The State

NYT has a comparison of the new Republican plan with the existing Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Source: NYT

A state Department of Juvenile Justice officer has been charged with federal violations that she hog-tied two inmates. Source: P&C

Washington Post headline: "Trump visited this Boeing factory to celebrate jobs. It just announced layoffs"

The P&C has a good longform examination of how Piggly Wiggly Carolina workers went from a proud 'family' to betrayed ex-workers who lost out on their savings. Source: P&C


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