• SC Department of Education Guidance

    State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman convened AccelerateED, a task force of educators and administrators who represent all aspects of the K-12 public education system. During the task force’s first meeting on April 30, 2020, Superintendent Spearman asked members to examine challenges to school operations and student learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and make recommendations for how schools and districts could best combat and overcome these obstacles to serve students and families.

    After another 25 meetings, the task force drafted a document with in-depth considerations and recommendations, but only after thorough, detailed, and candid conversations.

    The task force:

    • Worked closely with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and referred to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    • Examined the science and research related to the coronavirus.
    • Sought advice from a variety of additional external experts.
    • Applied their collective expertise.

    View a final Copy of the AccelerateED Task Force Guidance and Recommendations for 2020-21 School Year