A list of districts to receive money for teacher bonuses

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina House proposal distributes $9 million to 42 high-poverty school districts to help them recruit and retain teachers. Districts’ share would be based on student population. The following lists the districts by their poverty index, which represents the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-cost lunches and/or Medicaid:

  1. Allendale County – 98.5 percent of students in poverty
  1. Clarendon 1 – 98.3 percent
  1. Hampton 2 – 97.8 percent
  1. Lee County – 97.8 percent
  1. Bamberg 2 – 97.7 percent
  1. Williamsburg County – 97.6 percent
  1. Florence 4 – 97.3 percent
  1. Orangeburg 3 – 96.7 percent
  1. Jasper County – 96.2 percent
  1. Marion County – 95.5 percent
  1. Barnwell 19 – 95.3 percent
  1. Fairfield County – 94.6 percent
  1. Dillon 4 – 94.4 percent
  1. Florence 3 – 94 percent
  1. Marlboro County – 93.8 percent
  1. Orangeburg 5 – 93.2 percent
  1. Clarendon 2 – 92.2 percent
  1. McCormick County – 92 percent
  1. Calhoun County – 91.1 percent
  1. Colleton County – 89.3 percent
  1. Lexington 4 – 87.7 percent
  1. Dorchester 4 – 87.1 percent
  1. Barnwell 29 – 86.2 percent
  1. Hampton 1 – 85.9 percent
  1. Orangeburg 4 – 85.8 percent
  1. Laurens 56 – 85.3 percent
  1. Greenwood 51 – 83.8 percent
  1. Barnwell 45 – 83.7 percent
  1. Darlington County – 83.2 percent
  1. Saluda County – 83 percent
  1. Chester County – 82.9 percent
  1. Laurens 55 – 82.8 percent
  1. Chesterfield County – 82.8 percent
  1. Sumter County – 82.7 percent
  1. Union County – 82.2 percent
  1. Richland 1 – 82.2 percent
  1. Anderson 3 – 81.4 percent
  1. Cherokee County – 80.7 percent
  1. Lexington 3 – 80.4 percent
  1. Dillon 3 – 79.8 percent
  1. Lexington 2 – 79.8 percent
  1. Abbeville County – 79.7 percent

Source: South Carolina Education Oversight Committee

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