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Trustees to recognize Camden and Lugoff middle schools
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The Kershaw County Board of School Trustees will recognize Camden and Lugoff-Elgin middle schools during its meeting tonight.

According to the meeting’s proposed agenda, trustees will recognize Lugoff-Elgin Middle School for being the first school in South Carolina to be re-designated as a “School to Watch” four times. Camden Middle School is also being recognized as a “School to Watch” this school year.

In other business, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Executive Director for K-12 Instructional Support Dr. Alisa Taylor will update the board on a visit conducted by AdvancED. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools through the U.S. and internationally, according to its website.

Also, KCSD Director of Communications Mary Anne Byrd and S.C. School Board Association (SCSBA) General Counsel and Director of Policy and Legal Services Dr. Tiffany Richardson will present the board with the SCSBA’s review of the first two portions of the board’s policy manual. Earlier during the school year, the board asked the SCSBA for assisting with the review. Richardson and Byrd will walk the board through a discussion of proposed policy changes for Section A - Foundations and Basic Commitments, and Section B - Board Governance and Operations.

The board will not vote on the proposed changes until a later date.

Trustees will also enter executive session to for a “discussion of negotiations incident to proposed contractual arrangements.” The agenda does not indicate what type of contractual arrangements the board might be considering.

Today’s meeting will begin one-half later than normal, 6:30 p.m., because the Kershaw County Teacher Forum will be hosting a School Board Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 p.m., which is scheduled to last one hour. The meeting is open to the public.