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CCTC to use L-EHS for night classes
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Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) and the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) have negotiated the use of four Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) classrooms for night classes during the 2012-2013 school year.

Officials said using L-EHS will make night classes more accessible to people in Kershaw County. Currently, CCTC uses to other locations to provide education opportunities to local residents.

It’s a win, win,” KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan said during a Kershaw County Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday.

Last fall, 89 Kershaw County high school students dually enrolled in CCTC classes.

In other business:

• Trustees learned Baron-DeKalb’s School Improvement Council won the 2012 Dick and Tunky Riley Award for School Improvement Council Excellence. Created in 2002, the Riley Award honors contributions made by nearly 15,000 school improvement council members who volunteer in South Carolina’s public schools.

• Trustees heard a report informing them that KCSD football helmets more than 10 years old must be replaced out of this year’s equipment budget at an estimated cost of $30,000. Helmets that are more than 10 old cannot be reconditioned. The district has helmets that must be replaced at middle and high school levels. All helmets must meet National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment standards, although wearing a helmet does not guarantee protection from concussions.

• The board discussed how the district can increase breakfast sales, especially among free/reduced students. The board would like to see schools with low participation levels experiment with different ways to serve breakfast. The board will most likely have to increase the price of lunch for students by 10 cents for the 2012-2013 school year. Breakfast prices will also increase by 10 cents or less.