SC education advocates set up flood relief fund for schools

South Carolina education advocates have started a fund to raise money for K-12 public schools hit hard by this month’s historic flooding.

The S.C. School Boards Association has partnered with S.C. Future Minds to collect donations for school districts in counties that have been declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as disaster areas. As of Monday afternoon, the disaster declaration applied to 36 school districts in 19 counties.

Give online on S.C. Future Minds’ website at or by texting “SCSchools” to 71777.

Robert Gantt, president of the School Boards Association, said donations will be used to purchase school-related supplies and programs helping students affected by the flooding.

Gantt said the fund is a response to calls from school districts in other states wanting a way to help S.C. schools. The School Boards Association partners with S.C. Future Minds, a nonprofit that already receives private donations to support public schools.

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