Wes Hickman (202 224-5972) or Kevin Bishop (864 250-1417)
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Department of Education will receive a $1.265 million grant to support the South Carolina Public Charter Schools (PCSP) Grant Program.
The PCSP Grant Program will support the five charter schools that were established in 2002-03, eight charter schools approved to open in 2003-04, and 20 additional schools that will open in 2004 and 2005. The money will enable the South Carolina Department of Education to provide implementation funds to support the schools. Twenty planning groups will also initiate the process to establish new charter schools.
“Charter schools are an innovative way to improve education,” said Graham, a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the U.S. Senate.
The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.