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Student growth funding crisis coming, says KCSD
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A bar graph shown to school board trustees Tuesday night shows the disparity between how much millage the Kershaw County School District could have received under a local funding formula (orange) versus how much the county actually provided (blue) since 2012. - photo by Provided by the KCSD
Kershaw County School District (KCSD) officials are sending out a warning: A crisis is coming where, if the district does not receive more funding, student performance could be hurt. During Tuesday evening’s Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting, KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson said state and local governments are not meeting education funding needs in Kershaw County. If the trend continues, Morgan and Wilson said, the district will not have enough money to deal with not only a large projected increase in the number of enrolled students, but more students with needs above those of typical students.