The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will continue its facilities discussion tonight in possible preparation of a ballot referendum for November's general election. Trustees will focus on whether or not to revisit a 15-year penny sales tax as a funding source for a list of facility-related projects. The board will also receive an update from staff about possible locations for a combined Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary school along S.C. 341. Tonight's meeting is being held at Mt. Pisgah Elementary School.
This past semester, Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) added a furry four-legged companion to its community. Eighteen-month-old Ginger knows the way to her room in the L-EHS library where she accompanies her owner, Donna Garber, during some week days. Ginger is a reading dog and patiently sits while students read to her to practice their reading skills.
Sentinel Health Partners is sponsoring academic scholarships for graduating Kershaw County seniors who are continuing their education in a healthcare field. Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually to be used for tuition and/or academic-related fees or supplies.
On an 8-1 vote Tuesday night, with Trustee Kim Horton DuRant voting against, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted to consolidate Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools at a yet to be determined location. The vote puts the schools' replacement on a project list for a potential referendum for this year's general election. The schools would only be consolidated if the board places the referendum on the November ballot and if residents vote to approve it.
In June 2014, Camden City Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford attended a Small Cities conference in Texas hosted by the National League of Cities. There, she learned of a program where high school students earning a certain grade point average could attend their local technical college tuition free for the first two years.