Loud cheers and happy tears greeted Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan's announcement Thursday evening of the 2016 KCSD Teacher of the Year: Craig H. Jelks, an 8th Grade social studies teacher from Leslie M. Stover Middle School (LSMS).
For the 21st year, Upchurch & Jowers and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) inducted the brightest seniors from Camden, Lugoff-Elgin and North Central high schools onto the All-County Academic Team. The annual banquet, held Monday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church's Westminster Hall, drew more than 100 parents, family members, district officials, Upchurch & Jowers staff to celebrate the addition of 31 students -- 10 each from Camden and North Central high schools and 11 from Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).
Mandy Harris, a 4th Grade teacher at Jackson Elementary School and the 2015 Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Teacher of the Year, received the Charles Dickerson Community Service Award at the S.C. State Teacher of the Year banquet Wednesday evening.
A decrease in elementary school bus ride disciplinary actions. Helping middle school students prepare better for standardized tests. Giving high school students at risk for not being promoted to their next grade the skills they need to move up.
Students enrolled in the Kershaw County School District's Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) health science program won first, second and third place medals in statewide health occupations competition for high schools held March 16-18 in North Charleston.
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.