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CCSD to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

CCSD to Celebrate International Walk to School Day
Posted on 10/03/2016

October 3, 2016 -- CCSD to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

For Immediate Release

October 3, 2016

Contact:

Andy Pruitt 843-937-6583

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CCSD to Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Media Advisory

Who: Students, parents, community members, and media outlets are welcomed and encouraged to join us in celebrating International Walk to School Day this Wednesday, October 5, 2016.

What: This annual event not only promotes exercise, but also gives communities the opportunity to build connections with families, and create safe and friendly neighborhoods for all children to walk or bicycle to and from school.

Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to share pictures from their school's event via social media throughout the day.

City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and CCSD Board of Trustees member Rev. Dr. Eric Mack will join in the action to walk with students and parents to Drayton Hall Elementary from the Bi-Lo grocery store at 3125 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414.

When: Wednesday, October 5, 2016; start times at each school varies; the walk from Bi-Lo to Drayton Hall will begin at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Various schools including Drayton Hall Elementary

For more information: For more information regarding this event, please contact the Office of Strategy and Communications at (843) 937-6303.

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Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles along the coast. CCSD serves more than 50,000 students in 86 schools and several specialized programs. With approximately 6,100 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.

CCSD offers a diverse, expanding portfolio of options and specialized programs, delivered through neighborhood, charter, magnet, IB (international baccalaureate), and Montessori schools, and is divided into three Learning Communities led by associate superintendents. Options include specialized programs in science, engineering and mathematics; liberal arts; music and other creative and performing arts; career and technical preparation programs; and military and other public service enterprises.

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