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Trustees looking at resolutions
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As part of its meeting tonight, the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will discuss and potentially adopt resolutions put forward recently by the S.C. School Board Association (SCSBA).

The SCSBA split their proposals into a short list of legislative priorities and a much longer list of “statements of beliefs.” The legislative priorities include education funding reform, local district fiscal impact statements, local legislation, school start dates and retired teacher salary caps.

The statements of belief include a wide range of issues including how school boards hire superintendents and what role they should play in the hiring of other employees, district consolidation, how tax incentives for new industry should be used for education, elimination of the state’s Education Oversight Committee, full funding of education mandates, school bus privatization and teacher salaries, just to name some.

Also tonight, the board will hear an update on construction projects from Kershaw County School District Director of Operations Billy Smith and consultant Eddie Rodelsperger.

Also, the board will enter executive session for undisclosed “personnel matters” and “contract discussions.” It is unclear whether any public votes would take place following the closed-door session.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the board room of the district offices, 2029 West DeKalb St., Camden, and is open to the public.