Education Superintendent addresses rural school needs

By Debbie Dalhouse

Jim RexFor their education focus, the members of this year’s Leadership South Carolina class met with State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex to view the film, Corridor of Shame: the neglect of South Carolina’s rural schools at Dillon High School in February.

“This meeting opened a dialog with Superintendent Rex so Leadership South Carolina participants can assist in improving education policies in the state,” said Marc H. Johnson, chairman of Leadership South Carolina. Rex is a 1990 graduate of the program.

Participants visited elementary and high schools with Dillon County School Superintendent Ray Rogers and then met with university administrators to discuss higher education issues in Conway. Panel members were: Fred Carter, Francis Marion University; Doris Helms, Clemson University; Ron Ingle, Coastal Carolina University; Andrew Sorensen, University of South Carolina; and Neyle Wilson, Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

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