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Advocate for Public Education


Be Informed – Become an advocate for public education – make your voice heard

Consider the following facts:

  • Due to Act 388, the Fort Mill School District has lost $60 million dollars over the past 8 years.
  • As the fastest growing school district in the state, the FMSD has no chance of its operational dollars keeping pace with the growth in new students.
  • The Fort Mill School District has grown from 3,465 students in 1995 to 14,000 in 2016.

Take Action

Contact our local legislators, Chair of the Education Committees, Speakers of the House and Senate and let them know you want to keep our schools strong. Need to find your House district? Go to Personal Voter Information

Local Legislative Delegation:
Senate District 15: Sen. Wes Climer (803) 212-6016
Senate District 16: Sen. Chauncey K.(Greg) Gregory (803) 212-6148
House District 45: Rep. Brandon Newton (803) 320-9615
House District 48: Rep. Bruce M. Bryant (803) 212-6888

South Carolina Legislative Leadership:
Senate President Pro Tempore: Sen. Hugh K. Leatherman (803) 212-6640
Speaker of the House: Rep. James H. (Jay) Lucas (803) 734-3125
Chair, Senate Education Committee: Sen. John E. Courson (803) 212-6250
Chair, House Education and Public Works Committee: Rep. Merita A. (Rita) Allison (803) 734-3053

Email to Senate Members: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?chamber=S
Email to House Members: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?chamber=H
Click appropriate name to send an email message.

When communicating, either by telephone or email, include your name and address, that you live in their district, your email and telephone number and if you are a parent or grandparent, PTO/A member, booster club member, or any other relevant information.

A concerted advocacy effort that speaks with one positive voice is an effective tool to build relationships with legislators.