By Jay Kilmartin State House District 85 On December 8, I proudly took the oath of office on the floor of the House of Representatives. When I campaigned to represent District 85, I had no idea an additional oath was required in order to serve. I really don’t know howContinue Reading

The election on November 8th is very important. I realize most people concentrate on State and National levels, however, please know that your School Board races are just as important. Local election of school board members will impact your children most directly and your pocketbook most directly. We must demandContinue Reading

I want to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters in the Irmo Chapin community for their kind words and the warm well wishes that I have received from the public. Thank the district for the beautiful ceremony at my last meeting. I want my family to know howContinue Reading

Here are the facts the public needs to know. This current School board has worked hard to ensure accountability and transparency to every taxpayer in a time in our country when every dollar counts. It is our students and teachers that are impacted by an economy suffering from inflation andContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard October is National Economic Education Month, which promotes the importance of teaching economics in schools. According to the Council on Economic Education, “Economic education gives you the tools to make informed decisions for yourself, your family, and your community. It is essential we give young people inContinue Reading

by Edward.M.”JIB” Colie IIIAn official approach to electric vehicles: The state of California has actually put regulations in place that will ban vehicles with combustion engines by the year 2035. There will be exemptions for hybrid and plug-in hydrids but that is all. Personally speaking I hope that this actContinue Reading

By: Edward M.”JIB” Colie III Electric cars and a 2-way charge. The Ford F-150 pickup has a unique feature as far as EV’s go. This is the fact that it’s charging system can go 2 ways. First it charges the vehicle’s battery and second there is an inverter that convertsContinue Reading

By Sarah Ostergaard CRT, SEL, DEI, oh my. Is CRT in our schools? Yes, if you define the acronym CRT to mean Culturally Responsive Teaching.  There seems a misunderstanding that CRT is SEL, and vice versa, that DEI excludes people, and none of it belongs in OUR (not an acronym)Continue Reading

By Mike DuBose All of us experience major distress during our lifetimes. As a result, our thoughts and emotions impact happiness, productivity, and relationships. Our mental and physical health are greatly affected by moods and circumstances. Some of us bounce back from life’s major problems, while others need extra helpContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose In our last article, we defined trauma and examined how many of us (or someone you know) are haunted by past tragedies. We learned that trauma has endless categories and how it impacts people differently throughout their lives. Sadly, as I researched the American staggering trauma statistics,Continue Reading