Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Over 130 attendees, including national experts, elected officials, school leaders, community leaders, and parents from across the state, gathered in Columbia to discuss education policy and funding, charter school leadership and governance, and how public charter schools drive educational excellence.
The summit was packed with ideas, education experiences, helpful information, and offered a chance to mingle and share with leaders from across the state.
The summit concluded with a walk to the statehouse to meet with senators and a rally on the steps with students who represented over a dozen charter schools from South Carolina!
Principal Dr. Kerry D. Singleton proudly states, "D. P. Cooper is ready for the public charter school conversion! Our extensive application process and numerous hearings that resulted in approval have proven that we are ready! D.P. Cooper Charter School was approved by the South Carolina Charter School Advisory Committee and conditionally approved by the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees! Our students, parents, and community members are very excited about our charter school conversion! The D.P. Cooper Family is grateful that we have a local district school board that has a vision for improvement and will support us as we strive to do what is in the very best interest of our children! We are certain that becoming a public charter school will make our school more financially stable, reduce class sizes to increase student achievement, and allow our seventh and eighth graders the opportunity to attend school in their own community!"