Category Archives: Anderson District One

School Board approves construction bid for Wren projects

By David Meade
The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees packed alot into their first meeting of 2017 held in the library at Palmetto High School.
Board members approved a construction bid for Wren projects, adopted the 2017-18 school calendar, renewed the superintendent’s contract, recommended a new trustee member.
They also announced that the Palmetto High Auditorium will be named in honor of long time Board Chairman Fred Alexander, who died in November.
District One Finance Director Travis Thomas reported Anderson County collected Local Option Sales Tax revenue of $4,296,000 for the months of November and December. Anderson District One received 30.5 percent or $1,314,000. Of that, $262,000 goes to debt relief while $1,051,000 will go to capital improvement projects.

Powdersville and Palmetto Bands at Piedmont Parade

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Wren Cheer at Piedmont Christmas Parade

Wren Class Beauties

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Anderson School District One – detailed audit report

By David Meade

Greene, Finney and Horton Auditor Ken Meadows presented the following information on the School District One annual audit for the period ending June 30, 2016: Meadows reported to the District One School Board last week that the District received an “Unmodified Opinion” which is “the best opinion the school district can receive.” According to Meadows, highlights from the audit showed the General Fund Balance increased by $2.7 million to $14.1 million.

The Local Option Sales Tax generated $6.8 million for the district. Of that, $1.3 million went to Debt Service and $5.5 million Capital Projects. Meadows said the District has an unassigned fund balance of $13.9 million which is 21 percent of budgeted expenditures for 2017.

District One Board hears audit report

During the Anderson School District One Board meeting Tuesday Greene, Finney and Horton Auditor Ken Meadows presented information on the annual audit. Meadows told the Board the District received an “Unmodified Opinion” which is “the best opinion the school district can receive.”

According to Meadows, highlights from the audit showed the General Fund Balance increased by $2.7 million to $14.1 million. The Local Option Sales Tax generated $6.8 million for the district.

Of that, $1.3 million went to Debt Service and $5.5 million Capital Projects.

School District One building project update

During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Superintendent David Havird updated School Board Members on the building program and expected growth in the Powdersville-Wren area. iBuilding projects include work at Concrete, Wren, Powdersville and Palmetto. Havird said the slab for the Concrete Primary Addition will be poured on Dec. 5.

Bidding for the Powdersville High Tennis Courts took place in November and grading is set to begin in December. Havird said much of the work on the tennis courts is temperature sensitive and temps must be above 50 degrees, making completion of the project difficult over the winter.

School Board elects takes oath, elects officers

By David Meade

During their November meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Trustees recently re-elected to serve on the Board were administerd the oath of office and then heard an update on the building program and athletic accomplishments at the District’s three high schools. Board members Brenda Ellison (Area Six), David “Moochie” Merritt (Area Three) and Mike Wilson (Area Two) were administered the oath of office.

Nancy Upton was elected Board Chair, Dr. Doug Atkins was elected Vice-Chair, David Merritt was elected Secretary. Mike Wilson was elected to serve on the Alternative School Board. Upton and Adkins were re-elected to serve on the Anderson District’s One and Two Career and Technology Center Board. Board member Fred Alexander, who was elected to the board in 1990 and has served as Chairman for 26 years, was not able to be at the meeting due to his health.

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