VP Pence, Gov. McMaster host news conference in Columbia

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD/WSPA) โ€“ Vice President Mike Pence and Gov. McMaster met Tuesday at the University of South Carolina to discuss the stateโ€™s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reopen schools.

The pair hosted a news conference Tuesday afternoon following an education roundtable s during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anderson School District Five Superintendent Tom Wilson, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and USC President Robert Caslen also participated in the roundtable.

“It is obviously a great opportunity to share the plans we have crafted to best serve our students in Anderson Five, and I look forward to discussing with the panel how local districts are rising to the challenge presented by COVID-19,” Wilson said.

“The whole Anderson Five team has worked hard to create a safe return to school plan for our students, and while we all face some level of uncertainty as we move into a new school year, we know that giving parents and students a choice is necessary,” Wilson said. “I look forward to taking our plan to Columbia tomorrow to share our our state and national leaders, along with our partners in higher education, and appreciate the invitation from Governor McMaster.”

Pence plans to be in the Lowcountry later Tuesday to attend an event for Rep. Nancy Mace as she campaigns for the First Congressional District seat.

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