Tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will begin looking at and discussing the actual wording of a pair of referenda to be placed on the ballot for this year's general election. The first referendum will ask voters to approve a $138.8 million bond to cover the construction of replacement several schools, renovations of other schools and safety upgrades to all three high school stadiums. The second referendum will ask voters to approve a 1-cent sales tax to offset the property millage necessary to repay the $138.8 million bond.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees received a preliminary look at the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year during its April 5 meeting at Jackson Elementary School. The balanced $77.9 million budget reflects a 3.4 percent increase compared to the current 2015-16 budget.
Participants in the 2016 Kershaw County Special Olympics wave from one of many buses which passed through Camden and east Camden on Friday morning (first photo). A retinue of law enforcement officers escorted the buses on their way to Camden Military Academy (CMA) where athlete John Long was expected to light the cauldron to begin the 9:15 a.m. ceremonies. Long would use the same torch carried by S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) Trooper Travis Tiller (second photo, second from far right) during a torch run starting from the east Camden IGA and ending at the CMA grounds. Participants ...
If voters approve a $138.8 million bond-funded list of construction projects for the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) in November, property tax millage would increase by 40 mils unless voters also approve a 1-cent sales tax. That's why KCSD Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson is calling the first of four referendum funding alternatives -- or scenarios -- "ideal." Wilson told the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees during its meeting Tuesday having voters approve both the construction and sales tax referenda would be the best outcome.
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will meet tonight at Jackson Elementary School at 6 p.m. Among the items on the short agenda include having the board waive a fifth make-up day due to the effects of October 2015's historic flooding.