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O’Malley to talk about plans for Florence One Schools

February 9, 2019 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. – Richard O’Malley, superintendent of Florence One Schools, is expected to speak Monday evening at the monthly meeting of the Florence County Republican Party.

O’Malley will talk about the school district’s plans for the expected $198 million in money to be raised if a majority of the residents in the district vote in the affirmative in a referendum scheduled for Feb. 26.

The money is to be used to construct a new Southside Middle School, a new Williams Middle School, a new Savannah Grove Elementary School, a new elementary school that will consolidate Timrod and Wallace Gregg elementary schools and security upgrades, additions, renovations and athletic upgrades at each of the three high schools in Florence One Schools. The three high schools are South Florence, West Florence, and Wilson.


O’Malley became the superintendent of Florence One Schools on Aug. 3, 2018. He was hired by the district’s board of trustees on May 4. Before coming to Florence, O’Malley was the superintendent of Edison Public Schools in New Jersey. He also has served as the superintendent in Aberdeen, New Jersey, and Mountainside, New Jersey.

A brief update on the Florence County Republican Party’s plans for the 2020 election also will be given.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Monday at the Eddie Floyd Conference Center on the Carolinas Hospital System campus. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The conference center is at 1592 Freedom Blvd.