School begins in the Lowcountry

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Thousands of children across the Lowcountry went to school Monday for the first day of the 2018-2019 school year.

At Stiles Point Elementary on James Island, dozens of parents and students lined up outside the school before the doors opened.

“I just like to see the kids when they come back,” said principal Michael Ard. “They’re very excited.”

With more than 50,000 students, the Charleston County School District is the second-largest school district in South Carolina.

Earlier this year, the state ordered a 1-percent pay increase for teachers across South Carolina.  CCSD increased the salaries of its teachers by 4-percent.  According to the District’s web site, the raises are part of a three-year plan to ensure its teachers are the highest paid in the state.

Students in Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester and Williamsburg counties also returned to school on Monday.  Wednesday is the first day of school in Georgetown County.

Send your back to school photos to Counton2@wcbd.com.    Be sure to include your name, location, and a brief description of the image.

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