The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will enter executive session at the end of its meeting tonight to discuss an intermediate evaluation on Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins. Trustees will also use the executive session to discuss a contract. An electronic copy of tonight’s agenda did not indicate whether the contract discussion concerns Robbins.
Trustees chose Robbins in May 2018 to succeed Dr. Frank Morgan, who announced he would retire that June after 11 years as superintendent. Prior to coming to Kershaw County, Robbins was superintendent of the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation in Fontville, Ind. He had also served as superintendet of the Northwestern Consolidated School District and Monroe Central School Corporation, both also in Indiana.
Robbins began his career as a science and health teacher and later served as a high school assistant principal, associate principal and principal before becoming a superintendent. The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents named him the 2017 District VI Superintendent of the Year.
Under his leadership, the Mt. Vernon’s state grade of “C” Academic Watch rose to an “A” Exemplary. He also converted his entire PK-12 campus into a one-to-one computer environment with 100 percent wireless capacity.
Since becoming superintendent in Kershaw County, Robbins has overseen a pilot eLearning program across the district, utilizing technology to allow students to work from home on inclement weather or weather make-up days. He also took oversight of construction and renovation projects started under Morgan’s tenure, including work to streamline and enhance school facility security.
Other business slated for tonight includes possible approval of a facility rental requests from Lugoff First Baptist Church and Mid-Carolina Credit Union; a report on the annual S.C. School Boards Association conference; and a report on the district’s Kindergarten Round-Up.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the district office board room, 2029 West DeKalb St. in Camden, and is open to the public.