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Facilities equalization review starts with WES

To begin the process of addressing the second phase of the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) facilities equalization program, the KCSD finance and facilities committee discussed the possibility of renovating or replacing Wateree Elementary School (WES) during its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

October 28, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


There’s more to beauty than being ‘pretty’

Several years ago, I visited a plastic surgeon's office to find out what kinds of "work" I needed to have done in order to look my best.

October 28, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


BES copes with fifth-grader’s death

Grief counselors were dispatched to Blaney Elementary School (BES) Wednesday after a 10-year-old student died of an asthma attack at a Columbia-area hospital Tuesday.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to share legislative points with delegation

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees developed a list last week of legislative positions to discuss with the county's legislative delegation.

October 24, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


New volunteer screening process to be implemented

Effective Feb. 1, some volunteers with the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) will have to pay $25 for a S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) background check.

October 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


‘Facts’ not always truth

There's a funny thing about facts nowadays: everyone has their own.

October 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


School district wants input on 2012-13 calendar

The Kershaw County School District wants your help.

October 19, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


High School 101

Most college freshman are familiar with their university's College 101 courses, usually referring to it as a guaranteed "A" that requires little, if any, effort.

October 14, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


DMES is racing to read

It's been seven years since the first annual Doby's Mill Elementary School (DMES) Race to Read was held in the town Elgin.

October 12, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD opts out of city TIF plan

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) is opting out of the city of Camden's proposed tax increment financing (TIF) district.

October 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Cyber-bullying claims another life

Five months ago, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer sat down in his bedroom and recorded an anti-bullying message on his computer's webcam.

October 07, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


From Camden to California

When an employee is called into the boss' office, he's probably getting fired.

October 05, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Camden


Old CMS may be torn down

After two years of being on the market, the former home of Camden Middle School (CMS) may be demolished.

October 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Voters may get IPP Phase II referendum

Kershaw County's voters may get the chance to decide whether the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) moves forward with the second phase of its facilities equalization project. Five years ago, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to finance the project's first phase through a $102 million Installment Purchase Plan (IPP).

October 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


Trustees to vote on opting out of TIF district

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) may send a letter to the city of Camden opting out of the city's plan to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district.

September 30, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


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