2DAC (Two Days at the Capitol)
March 8 and April 12, 2018 | NEW LOCATION: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
As leading voices for public schools, the visibility of local school board members advocating for the students, teachers and parents in their district is so important. SCSBA’s lobbying days brings local school board members and other public education advocates from across the state to the State House for face-to-face meetings with House and Senate lawmakers to advocate for a variety of key education issues including funding reform, flexibility and local control.
Each day is designated for school boards in specific regions; however, board members may choose the date that best meets their schedule. The regions by date are as follows:
Thursday, March 8, 2018, for school boards in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.
Thursday, April 12, 2018, for school boards in Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Laurens, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, McCormick, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union and York counties.
To view photos of the March 16, 2016 2DAC, please click here.
NEW LOCATION — Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street | Columbia, SC 29201
For directions from your location, please click here (opens in new window).
There are multiple parking options available for your event at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The CMCC parking lot adjacent to the facility may be available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking availability is subject to change, based on event times and the number of events in the building. Pay-for-Parking garages are operated by the City of Columbia and are available 24/7. Customers can pay by cash or credit card. A cashier is on site most days from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Charges are $2 for the first hour and $1 for every additional hour, but no more than $10 for the day. Customers with lost tickets will automatically be charged $10 regardless of hours parked in the garage. Additionally, metered parking is available along many of the streets around the facility.
2DAC is two days during the legislative session for board members, superintendents and other public school advocates to:
- spend time at the State House meeting with their legislators to discuss legislation impacting public schools
- attend legislative committee meetings
- increase the visibility and voice of local school boards
5 points; 2 hours
2015 2DAC handouts (archive)
- To view photos of the March 18, 2015 2DAC, please click here.
- March 18, 2015 2DAC: Handout (PDF)
- March 18, 2015 2DAC: Summary of legislative issues for legislators (PDF)
- To view photos of the May 13, 2015 2DAC, please click here.
- May 13, 2015 2DAC: Handout (PDF)
- May 13, 2015 2DAC: Summary of legislataive issues for legislators (PDF)
2014 2DAC handouts (archive)