Category Archives: Anderson District One

First grade registration March 11

Registration for first grade in Anderson School District One will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  The minimum age requirement for first grade requires that the child must be six on or before September 1 (no exceptions). 
 First grade programs are available at: Cedar Grove Elementary, Concrete Primary, Hunt Meadows Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Spearman Elementary, West Pelzer Elementary and Wren Elementary.

Register March 4 for District 1 Kindergarten

Board members honored for 25 years of service

Longtime Anderson School District One Board members Fred Alexander and Nancy Upton were recognized during the January School Board meeting by Anderson School District One and the South Carolina School Boards Association for 25 years of service to education. They were presented with a commemorative pin by Superintendent David Havird during the regular school board meeting.

2015-2016 School Calendar

Anderson Districts One, Two, Three, Four, and Five

AUGUST 2015

August 12. 13, 14, 17 – Professional Development Day

August 18 – First Student Day

Board approves personnel requests, extends superintendent contract

By David Meade

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees elected officers, approved the 2015-16 school calendar, approved food sevice policy and personnel including extending the contract for Superintendent David Havird.

First order of business was the election of school board officers: Fred Alexander was elected to serve as Chairman, Nancy Upton will serve as Vice-Chair. David Merritt will serve as Secretary.
Melissa Hood will continue to represent District One on the Anderson County Alternative School Board. Dr. Doug Atkins and Nancy Upton will continue to represent District One on the Anderson Districts 1 & 2 Career and Technology Center Board.

Rat A Tat Tat

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The Wren Band was one of the highlights of the Piedmont Christmas Parade Saturday.

Audit shows School District One in good shape

Auditors Kevin Tomas and Ken Meadows of the Accounting firm of Greene, Finney and Horton, CPA recently presented the annual audit report to the Anderson School District One Board. The district received an unmodified opinion (the best an organization can receive).

According to the auditors, the general fund balance in 2013-14 decreased $391,000, less than a planned decrease of $549,000. The district has an unassigned fund balance of $8.9 million which is 15.4% of 2014 actual expenditures. The GFOA recommends a minimum of 16.7% (two months expenses). General fund revenues were $55.6 million for 2014. General fund expenditures were $57.9 million for 2014. No material weaknesses were noted. In summary the audit found the district in good financial condition and commended the district on weathering the recent economic downturn very well.

 

School Board recognized Powdersville Band for 2A Championship

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting November 25 at Powdersville High School. At the start of the meeting, the oath of office was taken by each newly elected board member and the Board recognized the Powdersville High School Marching Band for their 2A State Championship.

Superintendent David Havird recognized the staff and students from Powdersville High School Marching Band, commended the students, Director Lesley Phillips; Assistant Director Trey Farrow; Drum Major Anna Hood and parents for their commitment to excellence and the second state championship in three years.

Vice Chair Nancy Upton read a commodation letter given to each participant. Anderson County Council District Six representative Ken Waters presented the band with a resolution from the Anderson County Council.

 

Andeson School District One Board meeting highlights

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting November 25 at Powdersville High School.

Superintendent David Havird presented the financial report. He said investments amount to $4,065,000 with $87,422.50 in interest.

Finance Director Travis Thomas reviewed the revenue reports and said tax revenues are expected to begin steadily coming in December and January. Thomas said the district will be moving all employees to direct deposit by April 2015.

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Jane Harrison updated the board on the A1 Digital Innovation Initiative that won honorable mention at the recent Ed Tech Conference. She gave examples of a number of initiatives going on at district schools.

School District One get good audit report

Meeting held at Powdersville High School

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting November 25 at Powdersville High School. The meeting included recognition of the Powdersville High School Band, yearly audit presentation, discussion on the penny sales tax and presentation of the 2015-16 calendar.

At the start of the meeting, the oath of office was taken by each newly elected board member and the Board recognized the Powdersville High School Marching Band for their 2A State Championship.

Superintendent David Havird recognized the staff and students from Powdersville High School Marching Band, commended the students, Director Lesley Phillips; Assistant Director Trey Farrow; Drum Major Anna Hood and parents for their commitment to excellence and the second state championship in three years.

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