As our community strives to respond to COVID-19 and its impact, all of us at Public Education Partners are reminded of how critically important public schools are to our civic life.

Thank you to Greenville County Schools leadership, administrators, teachers, and staff for their tireless work over the last few weeks and in the days to come as we navigate this moment. We are proud to stand with you and other community organizations as a partner.

Please see below for a current and updated listing of relevant policy and legislation updates, as well as resources for teachers and parents.


PEP’s policy and advocacy team are tracking local, state, and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis. You can access the team’s running updates here.


  • Governor McMaster has ordered all schools to remain closed through April 30, 2020. You can access the Governor’s executive orders here.
  • Most spring 2020 testing has been cancelled, including the SC READY and SCPASS exams.
  • The South Carolina General Assembly is currently out of session amid COVID-19 concerns. The 2020 – 21 state budget passed by the House in March will require significant adjustment in the Senate due to the pandemic’s impact on the state.
  • The federal CARES Act was signed into law on Friday, March 27th. $13.5 billion of the $2.2 trillion stimulus is earmarked for K-12 schools.




The United Way of Greenville County is coordinating COVID-19 response efforts in partnership with Greenville County Schools and other area nonprofits. Learn more here.

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