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Morgan to recommend funding half of SRO position

In a July 27 memorandum written Thursday to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees, Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan indicated his intent to recommend the district use $25,000 to fund an additional half of a school resource officer (SRO) position. Morgan will formally make the recommendation to the board during its meeting tonight.

August 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


It’s time to ‘Fill a Bus’ again

As students get ready for a new school year, the cost of school supplies makes it difficult for some families to purchase needed items.

July 28, 2017 | | Education


Bethune scholarship winner

McKayla Williams (third from left) recently won the Bethune Lions Club scholarship. A recent graduate of McBee High School, she is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Winburn. McKayla graduated No. 6 in her class and was an active member of FFA, Leo Club, Senior Beta Club, Stedent Government, NTHS and Teacher Cadet Honor Society. She was also a varsity softball player and was the only female all-state academic athlete from her school. She is shown here with her parents and with Bethune Lions Club President Charles McCoy (right).

July 21, 2017 | | Education


Families able to register KCSD students online

Families in the Kershaw County School District can fill out their children's school registration materials online using a web-based system now available at www.kcsdschools.net (look for the registration link) and should plan to attend Registration Day next week.

July 18, 2017 | | Education


New schools to cost $5 million less to build

It will cost the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) $5 million less to build replacements for Camden, Lugoff and Wateree elementary schools than originally estimated. The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to issue three guaranteed maximum (GMP) price contracts to two firms to build the new schools for a total of approximately $56.49 million. The original estimates put the cost building the three schools at more than $60 million.

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Gardner to be new principal at MPES

During its meeting Tuesday night, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees selected Britt Gardner to serve as the principal for Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPES)

July 14, 2017 | | Education


Board to review ‘guaranteed maximum price’ for new schools

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will gather tonight for its only regular meeting of July. On the agenda will be consideration of a "guaranteed maximum price" to construct three replacement elementary schools.

July 11, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Powers to be assistant principal at Doby’s Mill

The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recently selected Alana Powers to serve as the assistant principal for Doby's Mill Elementary School.

July 07, 2017 | | Education


Colleges, universities honor county students

The following students were named to Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2017 semester:

July 07, 2017 | | Education


L-EHS dance team gets national competition bid

Lugoff-Elgin High School's (L-EHS) dance team qualified for a bid to the National Dance Alliance national competition and received an invitation to perform at the Citrus Bowl at a NDA camp this week.

June 27, 2017 | | Education


KCSD hiring school cafeteria substitutes

The Kershaw County School District is looking for persons who are interested in serving as substitutes in its school cafeterias. Food Service substitutes are paid $9 per hour and have the potential to become permanent part time employees. There are currently several part time openings so interested persons are encouraged to apply.

June 23, 2017 | | Education


New CCTC building

June 23, 2017 | | Education


School board to take action on survey responses

Tuesday night, members of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees wrapped up their summaries of a recent district-wide all-employee survey. The survey covered a wide range of topics, from how employees feel about their jobs and supervisors to how they perceive trustees and their work.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Colleges, universities recognize graduates, academic achievement

The University of South Carolina Upstate recognized May graduates during commencement exercises held May 2, 2017 on the Quad behind the John C. Stockwell Administration Building. Local area graduates include Jordan Holmes of Ridgeway; Raheem Hughes of Heath Springs; Briana Jenkins of Elgin.

June 23, 2017 | | Education


KCSD hiring school bus drivers

The Kershaw County School District is hiring school bus drivers. Pay is based on experience and includes benefits. A training class will be held July 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the transportation office behind Lugoff-Elgin Middle School.

June 20, 2017 | | Education


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Proposed 3rd Grade retention proposal to be reviewed

Among a number of policy changes to be reviewed during tonight's meeting of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees is one that could ...

October 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


Students honored for perfect state test scores

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees recognized 12 students who earned perfect scores on standardized tests during the 2016-2017 ...

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Education


SCICU names Rutledge as Student of the Year

The South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) recently awarded Morris College senior Pamela Rutledge with the McLean-Smith SCICU Student of the Year Award and ...

October 10, 2017 | | Education


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