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New Sumter charter school approved by unanimous vote, officials say

The Sumter STEAM Charter School is expected to open by next fall.

SUMTER, S.C. — A new charter school is coming to Sumter County.

The Sumter STEAM Charter School was approved by unanimous vote during a meeting with the South Carolina Public Charter School District on April 16, according to district staff.

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School leaders expect that they could serve up to 976 students starting with kindergarten and first grade with the hopes of eventually expanding through the 12th grade.

They expect to open by next fall.