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School board receives North Central report
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At its Tuesday meeting, the Kershaw Board of School Trustees received a report on the portion of Phase 2 of the Kershaw County School District’s (KCSD) facilities equalization plan regarding North Central area schools. KCSD Executive Director for Operations Billy Smith led the presentation which included the following items: • a consolidation cost analysis regarding elementary schools in the North Central area -- Baron DeKalb Elementary School (BDK), Bethune Elementary School (BES), Mt. Pisgah Elementary School (MPE) and Midway Elementary School (MES); • a map of existing lines with students identified (and students near the town of Bethune noted); • a map of possible attendance lines for a three-school consolidation; • a map of possible attendance lines for a two-school consolidation; • the text of referendum options by area; and • a renovation/replacement report on BDK, BES and MPE. The consolidation cost analysis for the North Central area elementary schools was broken down into three different possible options which included a four-school consolidation, a three-school consolidation and a two-school consolidation.