District Recognized For Technology

 

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) has been named one of the country’s best for its use of technology.

Hundreds of school districts participated in the Center for Digital Education’s and National School Boards Association’s Digital School Districts Survey, but only 30 were recognized as being the best – 10 in each of three student population categories. KCSD was ranked 7th in the 3,000 to 12,000 student population category.

The survey recognizes exemplary school boards’ and districts’ use of technology to govern their district, communicate with students, parents and community and improve the learning environment and district operations.

“As the first school district in the state to have a 1:1 laptop initiative for our high school students, we have a longstanding emphasis on using technology effectively,” said KCSD Superintendent Frank Morgan.  “I’m pleased to see our efforts being recognized nationally.”

KCSD was one of only two South Carolina school districts honored in the survey; Spartanburg School District 3 was also recognized. 

The survey highlighted that the Kershaw County School Board’s agenda is available online and that the school district uses email to communicate with its school board members, employees and students. 

Morgan said that the district uses Google Apps for Education, which allows teachers to deliver instruction online and have paperless classrooms and that the district’s networks are open to all students so that those with no home Internet access can come early or stay late to work on assignments online.

KCSD’s use of social media and online access for parents to check grades, attendance and assignments was also recognized in the survey.

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