District takes proactive steps

KCSD NEWS RELEASE – April 30, 2009

The Kershaw County School District has not had a confirmed case of swine flu, but district officials are being proactive and securing recommended strategies if such an event occurs.

“When The State newspaper confirmed yesterday that there had been cases reported in South Carolina, we wanted to take some reasonable steps to ready ourselves with a plan if we do have any confirmed cases in the future,” said Frank Morgan, Superintendent of the Kershaw County School District.

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Superintendent’s 2009-10 Budget Proposal

News Release for March 27, 2009 – “With this letter and the attached documents, I present the Superintendent’s Proposed 2009-10 General Fund Budget. The spending plan totals $66,859,273, and represents a 7.28% reduction from the School Board’s adopted 2008-09 General Fund Budget….” [Read full article & view the PowerPoint on the KCSD Website.]

Additional Kershaw County School District Budget Forum Planned

April 17, 2008 – Kershaw County citizens have another opportunity to learn more about the Kershaw County School District’s 2008-09 operating budget Monday, April 28. The school district will be holding a budget forum in cooperation with the Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert Mills Courthouse.

Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will make the presentation and be available to answer questions.

“I’ve said before that developing the budget is the most important process for the school district,” Morgan said. “It sets the course for what we are able to do during the whole school year. It’s important for persons to have a good understanding of what’s being proposed so that they can provide feedback and contribute to the process.”

Morgan said that the forum will be held at the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. “This presentation is being held in partnership with the chamber of commerce, and is open to everyone who is interested,” he said.

The forum is another component of a districtwide effort to involve the public throughout the budget process. The school district also has posted an online survey to gather input on budget priorities; held priority-setting sessions with teacher, staff and parent groups; posted online podcasts explaining the priority results and budget-setting steps and provided budget updates at school board meetings.

Stewart joins Kershaw County School Board

April 10, 2008 – After being appointed Tuesday night by Kershaw County Council to fill the unexpired term of Dana Morris on the Kershaw County School Board, Anna Stewart says she’s ready for the challenge. Continue reading

Kershaw County School District to sponsor budget information sessions

April 9, 2008 – The Kershaw County School District will offer three information sessions to allow persons to ask questions and learn more the 2008-09 budget. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will make the presentations and be available to answer questions. Continue reading

Mary Ann Blaskowitz Education Scholarships available to KCSD seniors

April 8, 2008 – Kershaw County School District seniors who want to pursue a career in teaching are eligible to apply for one of two $500 Mary Ann Blaskowitz Education Scholarships. Sponsored by the Kershaw County Teacher Forum, scholarship applications must be postmarked by April 14.
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Kershaw County School District Budget Forum Open to Public

April 7, 2008 – Kershaw County citizens are invited to attend a forum to explain the school district’s 2008-09 budget Wed., April 9 at 8:30 a.m. Superintendent Frank Morgan and Chief Financial Officer Donnie Wilson will make the presentation and be available to answer questions. Continue reading