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Trustees deadlock on North Central schools
School Board - Robbins and Smith
Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Dr. James Smith (right) argues against closing three North Central-area elementary schools and consolidating students to a new one near North Central Middle School during Tuesday night’s school board meeting as Kershaw County School District Dr. Shane Robbins looks on. (Gee Whetsel/C-I)
The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees was unable to come to a consensus on what the future will hold for four elementary schools in the North Central part of the county at its meeting Tuesday. With Trustee Dr. Don Copley absent, trustees deadlocked 4-4 on whether or not to consolidate Baron DeKalb (BDK), Bethune (BES) and Mt.