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KCSD gets $160,000 in grants for arts resources
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The S.C. Arts Commission (SCAC) and S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) recently awarded grants to provide close to $160,000 in additional resources for arts programs to the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). According to a KCSD press release, an $18,792 SCAC grant will allow the district to pursue implementation of a five-year strategic plan created by a district steering committee with four major goals: 1) delivering comprehensive arts education for all students, 2) providing arts staff development for all teachers, 3) building community partnerships and 4) establishing proper facilities and resources for teaching and integrating the arts. $140,197 worth of SCDE grants will provide a variety of arts-relating learning at 11 district schools. Three schools -- Bethune and Blaney elementary schools and North Central Middle School -- each received a $4,000 SCDE Innovative Arts Works Grant to provide arts materials, schedule artists in residence and plan tours of area arts exhibits and museums.