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Greer's Purcell takes school choice message to Capitol Hill

Published on Monday, July 22, 2013

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Beth Purcell, (second from left) South Carolina President, joined the national PublicSchoolsOptions.org board of directors on Capitol Hill. Joining Purcell in the photo with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are Cherie Nielson from Virginia (treasurer), Alisa Hug, Georgia director, and Sandy Smith, Michigan director.

Beth Purcell, (second from left) South Carolina President, joined the national PublicSchoolsOptions.org board of directors on Capitol Hill. Joining Purcell in the photo with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott are Cherie Nielson from Virginia (treasurer), Alisa Hug, Georgia director, and Sandy Smith, Michigan director.

Beth Purcell, from Greer, was among parents who spent time on Capitol Hill last week to update legislators on the status of public school choice in South Carolina.

Purcell is president of the national PublicSchoolsOptions.org and state chair of the South Carolina chapter. She and other state leaders met with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott to champion adding to the menu of public school options including charter, virtual and magnet schools.

Purcell’s children completed at least four years at South Carolina Virtual Charter School. Cassidy, 15, is a high school freshman, and Tyler, 13, is in his first year at Greer Middle College Charter High School.

 

 

 

 

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