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PSTA Weekly News

Results of the Meeting with Molly: TeleTown Hall with Superintendent Molly Spearman

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Click here to listen to the recording of the teletown hall.

If you did not receive the call and would like to participate in future events, please make sure we have your correct phone number on file!

Face Masks

Early this summer, the South Carolina Department of Education ordered 5 cloth face masks for every teacher, cafeteria worker, and bus driver in our state. According to SCDE, these masks have been delivered to districts and should be available when you return to school. If a teacher doesn't receive masks within the first few days of reporting to school, please check with your school administration. If you are told masks are not available, please let PSTA staff know and we will be happy to follow up.
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DHEC COVID-19 in Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the image below to visit the DHEC COVID-19 in Schools: Frequently Asked Questions document.

50% Discount for all Books by Kate Salley Palmer

During this difficult time, Kate Salley Palmer and Warbranch Press want to support administrators, teachers, media specialists, parents and students by offering a special 50% discount for all of Kate's books published by Warbranch Press. Anyone wishing to order books should just contact Jim at or call him (864) 650-6180. Descriptions and reviews for each book on our website,

The following picture books are available for puchase for the prices listed:

Francis Marion and the Legend of the Swamp Fox - $7

Palmetto: Symbol of Courage - $5.50

Almost Invisible: Black Patriots of the American Revolution - $6

First South Carolinians - $7.50

Hostie - $5

The Pink House - $5

The Little Chairs - $5


Click on the image below to view the COVID-19 FAQs.

Memorandums and Press Releases

The latest memorandums from the State Department of Education and PSTA press releases can now be found on our website! Click here to view the memos from the SDE and click here to view the press releases.

Important Information Regarding the 2020 Census

- The US Census Bureau announced on July 31st that the self-response and door-knocking operations of the 2020 census will cease on September 30th (instead of the October 31st extension)

- SC is ranking 44th in the nation in self-reporting

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PSTA 2020 Member Video

2020 PSTA Member Video