Category Archives: Anderson District One

Anderson School District One Calendar for 2017-18

The Anderson Districts One, Two, Three, Four and Five 2017-2018 School Calendar is as follows:
August 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 – Professional Development Day
August 22 – First Student Day
September 4 – Labor Day Holiday
October 24 – End of 1st 45 day grading period
October 30 – Professional Development Day
November 22, 23, 24 – Thanksgiving Holidays
December 15 – Last Student Day before Holidays
December 18-January 1 – Christmas Holidays
January 2 – Students return from holidays
January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 16 – Professional Development Day
January 18 – End of 2nd 45-Day Grading Period
February 16 – 1st Snow Make-up Day; February 19, Professional Development Day
March 16 – Professional Development Day
March 27 – End of 3rd 45-Day Grading Period
March 30 – 2nd Snow Make-Up Day
April 2-6 – Spring Break
May 28 – Memorial Day Holiday
June 7 – End of 4th 45-Day Grading Period
June 8 – Professional Development Day, 3rd Snow Make-Up Day
Anderson District One
2017-2018 School Calendar.

School Board approves personnel recommendations for 2017-18

The Anderson School District One Board approved a large number of teachers and administrator recommendations for the 2017-18 school year during their meeting Tuesday.
Several district employees will be in new administrative principal positions. Palmetto High Assistant Princiapl/Freshman Academy Director Jason McCauley has been named Principal at Palmetto Middle School.
Wren Assistant Principal/Director of Freshman Academy Seth Young has been named Principal at Wren Middle.
No replacement has been named for either the Palmetto or Wren Assistant Principal/Freshman Director position.

Anderson District One School Board hears preliminary budget information

By David Meade
During their meeting TuesdayMar. 28, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard preliminary budget information and approved a large number of teachers and administrators for the 2017-18 school year.
Superintendent David Havird presented information on expected funding from the state and national level and the effect for District One.
Havird said the SC State House budget will increase funding for the Education Finance Act (EFA) by $38 million which will raise the base student cost by $50, from $2,350 to $2,400. He said the Senate may increase it to $100.

Board hears reports on building program and reading programs

By David Meade
During their meeting Tuesday, Anderson School District One Board of Trustees heard from Palmetto High drama teacher Will Ragland, received an update on the building program and heard from reading coaches in the district about how they are encouraging reading in the elementary schools.
Palmetto High Teacher Will Ragland presented information to the Board on the Palmetto Stage Company program and on his local theater company, the Mill Town Players.

Anderson District One School Board approves personnel

The Anderson School District One Board of Trustees approved the following personnel recommendations during their recent meeting at Powdersville High School:
Administrative – Robbie Binnicker, Assistant Superintendent for Administration; Jane Harrison, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum; Becky Brady, Director of Personnel; Deborah Joye,
Director of Nutrition Services; Travis Thomas, Director of Finance; Dr. Brian Keith, Director of Special Services; Lisa Cassidy, Director of Planning and Development; Christie Shealy, Director of Testing; Andria Hancock, Director of Technology; Chris Lesley, Director of Maintenance.

School Board meet at Powdersville High library

By David Meade
Anderson School District One Board of Trustees met Tuesday at the Powdersville High School library where they heard an update on the building plan, approved first reading on 13 Board Policies and heard preliminary budget information.
New Board Member Pat Cox was sworn in. Cox was appointed by the District One Board to fill the unexpired term of former Board Chairman Fred Alexander who passed away in Nov.

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.

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