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Education

  • School board receives "thank yous" from students, faculties of county schools

    School board members historically don’t get a lot of thanks for the things they do, the hours in meetings and school events that they put in and the time that they take to promote education in their school district. But every once in a while, someone says “Thank you.”

    Administrators, teachers and students said Thank You to Chester County School Board members Monday night as an observance of School Board Appreciation Month.

  • Bain: Veto override means "winfall" not just a "windfall" for district

    The General Assembly voted to override Governor Henry McMaster’s veto of school bus funding, which means some 210 old and dangerous school buses can be taken out of service across the state.

    Earlier last week, both the state House and the Senate voted to override the governor’s veto in the state budget of more than $20 million for purchasing new school buses.

  • School Board signs ethical principles pledge

    The members of the Chester County School Board pledged their efforts Monday night to improve public education and signed the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) Ethical Principles pledge.

    By signing the document, the school board members pledged to, among other things:

  • Chester County announces snow makeup days

    The Chester County School Board heard a report from Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain at their January meeting on what the district will do to make up the snow days for the days in January that the schools were closed because of inclement weather.

    Dr. Bain said the school district would make up the day that was missed in the fall as a result of Hurricane Irma on Monday, Feb. 19.

    On January 17, the district was out the full day due to snow and the make up day for that will be March 30, which is the Friday before Spring Break that was designated as a make up day.

  • Bain discusses workforce center, roof collapse at county council meeting

    Chester County School Superintendent Angela Bain discussed the upcoming bond referendum and a recent roof collapse Tuesday as she fielded questions from Chester County Council.

  • Bain: School district will act swiftly if bond referendum passes

    The Chester County School District will act swiftly to put construction plans into place if the school bond referendum passes on Feb. 13, thereby taking advantage of lower rates for borrowing the money and lower construction costs.

    When she addressed the Richburg Town Council at their January meeting on the bond referendum issue, district Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain responded to a question from the audience about the construction costs.

  • Residents can vote absentee on school bond referendum starting today

    Voters who wish to vote absentee and qualify for that exemption can cast their ballots in the school bond referendum beginning today.

    According to the Chester County Voter Registrations and Elections office, the absentee precinct will be open in their office at 109 Ella St. in Chester beginning on Friday. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

     

    Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Chalkboard makeover

    It was a reveal like you’d see on the DIY Network or on one of the home makeover shows. But there was no Ty Pennington and no bus to be moved. There were a couple of talented designers, though, and the reveal was kept until the last minute. Call it “Home Makeover, School Edition.”

  • State Super Spearman marks out some pathways

    In her address to the audience at the Catawba Regional Council of  Governments (CRCOG) Elected Officials Forum, State Superintendent Molly Spearman spoke of pathways – pathways to success, pathways to growth and pathways to greater prosperity.

  • School district takes bond referendum presentation "on the road"

    Senior staff of the Chester County School District, along with Superintendent Dr. Angela Bain took their bond referendum show on the road – literally – during the teacher workday last Friday at the tail end of the Christmas break.

    Dr. Bain and her district staff made their presentation and answered questions at the high schools in each of the district’s three attendance zones. They visited all three of the high schools on Friday.