Inside Schools

A quick news break for employees

Recent KCSD Honors

Doby's Mill Elementary teacher Lorrie Welch was named 2015 Teacher of the Year by the SC Association of Conservation Districts.

Bethune Elementary has received funding for a new school sign from the Bethune Lions Club.

Golden Apple Award honorees for January

The Kershaw County Teacher Forum’s Golden Apple program honors employees who are doing outstanding jobs.

Golden Apple Award honorees for January 2016:

ATEC: Joey Smith & Melissa Gainey

Baron DeKalb Elementary: Donna Harre & Janie Briggs

Bethune Elementary: Kelly Horton & Latoya Hubbard
Blaney Elementary: Michelle Watkins & Kristina Weems
Camden Elementary: Donna Driggers & Donna Reyes

Camden High: Genie Wallace & Kelvin Whitener
Camden Middle: Leon Corbett & LaKeisha Lawrence / Lisa McCaskill & Delores Benjamin

Continuous Learning Center: Shannon Byrd
Doby’s Mill Elementary: Mikael Lofe & Angela Mixon

Jackson: Tracy Bell & Dr. Reed-Carr
Lugoff Elementary: Beth Kirincich & Latisha McGraw

Lugoff-Elgin High: Jason Aliamo & Susan Morris

Lugoff-Elgin Middle: Jessica Mullins & Elaine Dorsey

Midway Elementary: Lindsey Catoe & Stephanie Worley

Mt. Pisgah Elementary: Wanda Mosley & Brandy Mullennax

North Central High: Andy Johnson & Bryan Gaither

North Central Middle: Valarie Dixon & Jennifer Gibson

Pine Tree Hill Elementary: Jennifer Glover & Linda Rabon
Stover Middle: Brian Heyward, Olivia Stillwell, Jen Mathews, & Laurie Jones
Wateree Elementary: Mary Blackwell & Monica James

Jennifer Glover (Pine Tree Hill Elementary) and Monica James (Wateree Elementary) were the winners of the district drawing to receive $20 gift certificates from Hall's Restaurant.

Q and A with Dr. Morgan and Staff

Questions for this column are questions of general interest submitted each month in Superintendent's Cabinet meetings.

Can elementary bookkeepers be paid at the same rate as middle school and high school bookkeepers? The district can review this situation. Bookkeepers are paid based on the salary study from a few years ago. The duties are greater in Middle and High school due to the number of students and athletics.

What is being done about school bus drivers' pay? Governor Haley is proposing using $19 million to increase bus drivers’ salaries from $7.46 per hour to $10.96 per hour.

Will there be any increased funding with the Title I designation now being given to all 11 elementary schools? No, the total funding remains the same. As our free/reduced percentages have increased across the district, we are trying to serve all the children in need.

Kershaw County School District

Nestled in the heart of the Palmetto State, KCSD is home to over 10,300 students and more than 1,200 employees.