Kershaw County students who attended this year's Palmetto Boys and Girls State programs attend a joint picnic at the State House. Kershaw County's American Legion posts and auxiliary units -- 17, 195 and 203 -- sponsored the youth to attend what is one of the most prestigious programs for rising seniors in the state. Anderson College served as the site for Palmetto Boys State, while Presbyterians College served as the Palmetto Girls State site. Both programs took place June 7-13. Gathered for the picnic (from left) are students Thomas Marshall, Serena Hayes, Larkin Kelly and Jaylen Nelson; S.C. Ladies ...
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) students return to classes today for the 2015-16 school year. Many students got a sneak peek at their new classrooms late last week as schools hosted open houses or "meet and greets" for children and their parents.
Approximately 800 teachers returned to Kershaw County schools or joined them for the first time this week, not only preparing their classrooms, but preparing themselves for a new school year. Students will return to classes Monday.
Bethune Town Councilman Don Witham, armed with some financial facts, asked the Kershaw County Board of Trustees to consider keeping Bethune Elementary School (BES) open or, if it must consolidate BES and Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES), to do so somewhere between the two communities on Hwy. 341.
A schedule of public meetings regarding school construction referenda is almost finalized. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees continued working on the schedule during its July 14 meeting. At least one referendum, possibly two, are planned for the November 2016 general election.