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ACT 388 penalizing growing school districts, municipalities

By David Meade

Anderson School District One is among a number of growing school districts across the state, that are being penalized in funding as the result of ACT388, a law enacting a one cent statewide sales tax to replace residential housing property tax in the state. District One Superintendent David Havird said this week that Anderson District One has lost several million dollars in funding since the state enacted ACT 388 in 2007 to provide property tax relief.

District One approves personnel

Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during the July Board meeting Tuesday:

Administrative – Robby Roach, Principal Palmetto High; Jason McCauley, Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy, Palmetto High.

Roach new principal at Palmetto High

roachAnderson School District One Superintendent David Havird is recommending Robby Roach to fill the position of Principal of Palmetto High School. Roach has been serving as assistant principal/Director of Freshman Academy at Palmetto High for the past two years. Roach will assume his new duties in early July. The position will be officially voted on at the next meeting of The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees on July 29.

Roach is a 1987 Palmetto High School graduate and has lived here all of his life with the exception of serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University, his Master degree from Furman University and is currently pursuing his PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Roach said, “I am extremely excited to become principal of my alma mater.  It is an honor to work with the dedicated faculty and staff at Palmetto High.  They are so caring and committed to helping students find success in everything they do.  I am very encouraged by the support from this staff and the community, it is great to be a Mustang and I’m looking forward to a great year.”

Bolger named principal at Wren Elementary

Tommy BolgerTommy Bolger has been named the new principal at Wren Elementary School. He has been principal of Ravenel Elementary School in Oconee County since 2006. Bolger is filling the position vacated by former Wren Elementary principal, Rhonda Rhodes, who has accepted an administrative position with the Greenville County School District.

Bolger was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to America when he was 26. He attended SWU on a soccer scholarship where he majored in Elementary Education. Bolger then received his masters degree from Clemson University in Educational Leadership. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership.

Bond reissue to save district $744,000

By David Meade

During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved first reading on the 2014-15 budget, approved an interest saving bond issue and heard from concerned parents about a decision to move a special education class to Powdersville High.

As approved the budget has anticipated revenues of $60,160,887 with expenditures of $60,687,117. The $526,230 deficit will be made up from the District’s reserve fund. No one spoke during a public hearing on the budget held prior to the start of the regular meeting.

District One schools receive Gold and Silver

From SC Dept. of Education

The South Carolina Department of Education recently released the 2013-2014 Gold and Silver awards for schools. Ten of fourteen schools in Anderson School District One received Gold for academic performance. Three received a Silver award for closing the achievement gap. Wren High school was among five percent in the state to make Gold on both.

$25,000 Bosch grant encourages science education

By David Meade

During the monthly Board meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One was presented a $25,000 check from Bosch to be used in a program designed to encourage students to pursue subjects like science and engineering. Randy Bunch, Director of Human Resources and Continuous Improvement Process at Bosch of Anderson, presented the check which will be used for the purchase of STEM kits.

“The need to encourage students to pursue key subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is tremendously important right now,” Bunch told the Board.

Anderson County School Board supports new one cent sales tax

By David Meade

The Anderson County School Board of Education voted Monday to support a proposal for a new one cent sales tax in Anderson County which would be used for school security, capital improvements for all five school districts and a reduction in property taxes. County Board Member Dale Martin was the only dissenting vote.

All five school districts have already passed resolutions in support of the tax increase. The school districts were asked to give their support so that the Anderson County Legislative Delegation can move forward with the proposal in Columbia.

Anderson County Schools to push for local sales tax

The Anderson School District One Board recently approved a resolution in support of a one cent local option sales tax which would bring additional funding to all five Anderson County School Districts. The tax is estimated to generate an additional $4,129,038. The funding will be allocated to each school district based on enrollment numbers, District One School Superintendent David Havird said.

Build America Bond reissue could save District $700,000 +

By David Meade

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees meeting was held Thursday (Jan. 30) after being postponed due to inclement weather on Tuesday. The Board approved a reissue of bonds, discussed a local option sales tax, approved the 2014-15 school calendar. The Board also approved personnel and renewed a contract for Superintendent David Havird for the 2014-15 school year.

Schools on delayed schedule Tuesday

Anderson School District One announce today that the District will be on a two hour delay on Tuesday, Jan. 7 due to the expected cold temperatures and inclement weather. K4 morning classes will not meet.

Greenville County Schools will be on a three hour delay on Tuesday.


District One finances in good shape; property purchase will allow expanion

By Stan Welch

During their monthly meeting Tuesday (Nov. 26), the Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard the annual audit report, purchased property in Powdersville and heard a presentation on technology that will help transition teaching to a digital format.

The board received a favorable audit from Greene, Finney & Horton, their long time accounting firm. The district took in more in revenues than they spent for the year, ending up $1 million in the black.

School Board recognizes success at West Pelzer Elementary

During their monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees recognized West Pelzer Principal Dr. Stacy Hashe and teachers at the Title 1 School for being named Superior by the state.

Assistant Superintendent Jane Harrison said that all three Title 1 schools in the District were recognized as Reward Schools and that performance and progress at West Pelzer resulted in it being named a Title 1 Distinguished School. She said success at the schools is the result of team approaches in education.

School opening very smooth

By David Meade

Anderson School District One had a “very smooth opening” and students were using new technology and learning on the first day of school. Superintendent David Havird told Board members Tuesday that on the seventh day of school, the District had enrollment of 9438 students, eighty more than last year.

Hughes named Teacher of the Year – School District One

Christy Hughes, fourth grade teacher at Cedar Grove Elementary has been named as 2013-14 Anderson School District One Teacher of the Year. As the district’s Teacher of the Year, Hughes will represent District One in the competition for South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

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