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Gov. Henry McMaster, Local Legislative Leaders Announce PPE Investment in Kershaw County School District

August 13, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. -  Gov. Henry McMaster was joined today by local legislative leaders and educators at Wateree Elementary School to announce the allocation of funds for the purposes of providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to school districts. Every school district in the state was asked to make a request to fulfill its PPE needs and every district's request was fully funded. 

“It’s absolutely critical that our students, teacher, administrators, and other school employees are provided the resources they need to operate our schools in the safest possible way,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “We’re proud to be in Kershaw today to celebrate this important investment.”

In total, 70 school districts requested PPE. They are as follows: 

  • Abbeville
  • Greenwood 50
  • Aiken
  • Greenwood 51
  • Allendale
  • Hampton 01
  • Anderson 01
  • Hampton 02
  • Anderson 03
  • Horry
  • Anderson 05
  • Jasper
  • Bamberg 01
  • Kershaw
  • Bamberg 02
  • Lancaster
  • Barnwell 19
  • Laurens 55
  • Barnwell 29
  • Laurens 56
  • Barnwell 45
  • Lee
  • Beaufort
  • Lexington 02
  • Berkeley
  • Lexington 03
  • Calhoun
  • Lexington/Richland 05
  • Charleston
  • Marion
  • Charter Institute at Erskine
  • McCormick
  • Cherokee
  • Newberry
  • Chester
  • Oconee
  • Chesterfield
  • Orangeburg
  • Clarendon 01
  • Richland 01
  • Clarendon 02
  • Richland 02
  • Clarendon 03
  • Saluda
  • Colleton
  • SC Charter School District
  • Darlington
  • Spartanburg 03
  • Dillon 04
  • Spartanburg 04
  • Dorchester 04
  • Spartanburg 05
  • Edgefield
  • Spartanburg 06
  • Fairfield
  • Spartanburg 07
  • Florence 01
  • Sumter
  • Florence 02
  • Union
  • Florence 03
  • Williamsburg
  • Florence 04
  • York 01
  • Florence 05
  • York 02
  • Georgetown
  • York 03
  • Greenville
  • York 04

Of those 70, 25 requested plexi-glass desk shields. They are as follows: 

  • Anderson 04
  • Hampton 01
  • Bamberg 01
  • Horry
  • Bamberg 02
  • Marion
  • Beaufort
  • Marlboro
  • Berkeley
  • Lexington/Richland 05
  • Clarendon 03
  • Richland 01
  • Dillon 04
  • Richland 02
  • Dorchester 04
  • Saluda
  • Fairfield
  • Spartanburg 03
  • Florence 01
  • Williamsburg
  • Florence 03
  • York 01
  • Florence 04
  • York 03

The governor will visit Johnsonville Middle School tomorrow, Friday, August 14 at 11:00 AM.