Merritt seeking re-election to District One school board


David “Moochie” Merritt is seeking re-election to the Anderson District One School Board. Merritt is a lifelong resident of Piedmont, where he lives with Debbie, his wife of 36 years. He also has two children, both graduates of Anderson District One Schools, and three grandchildren. Merritt is a 1978 graduate of Wren High School and received his BS and MBA degrees from Clemson University.

Merritt has served on the School Board for twenty years and is currently the Board’s Secretary. During this time Anderson District One has seen the graduation rate rise to 92%, academic and athletic facility improvements including

new schools, school/athletic facility renovations and “state of the art” security measures such as cameras and security entrances. The district is also consistently ranked in the top five in South Carolina in almost all academic categories while maintaining the third lowest per pupil expenditure and the lowest administration expenditure per pupil in the state.

If re-elected, Merritt said he will continue to be an advocate for the placement of resource officers in every school, quality teacher recruitment and professional development as well as the implementation of the latest technology into the classroom such as the recent “Digital Innovation” initiative where iPads were provided to all students in grades three through twelve