Category Archives: Anderson District One

Policy changes address comprehensive health education

The following policy changes were recently approved by the Anderson School District One Board regarding Comprehensive Health Education. The policy addresses health education instruction including reproductive health, pregnancy prevention and now domestic violence education. The policy also deals with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and HIV/AIDS eduction.

Highlights include:

Wingard named District One Teacher of the Year

2016 Palmetto High - Justin WingardJustin Wingard, math teacher at Palmetto High School, was named the District One Teacher at the opening kick-off meeting held Friday, August 12 at Palmetto High.

District employees gathered at Palmetto High School to honor school teachers of the year from each of the 12 schools in District One and to hear the announcement of the District One Teacher of the Year.

Following the announcement, Wingard shared with his fellow teachers that his greatest contribution to education is instilling confidence in his students to believe they can be successful if and only if they work.

First Day at Hunt Meadows

Xavier Dixon gets ready for the first day of school at hunt Meadows Elementary School with breakfast. His teacher is Hanna Sharbo

School District One policy changes 2016

By David Meade

The Anderson School District One Board recenlty approved twenty policy changes ranging from school bus safety, food and sales and snack vending to health education and homeless students.

The policy revisions have been considered by the board for several months and include:

Board Meeting Notification, Agenda, Bus Safety Program, Competitive Food Sales/Vending Machines; Competitive Food Sales/Vending Machines Rule; “Smart Snacks” Individual Exempt Fundraiser Checklist Form and “Smart Snacks” Annual School-Based Exempt Fundraiser Summary Report Form.

Also School Year; Health Education; Instruction Services for Limited English Proficiency Students; Instructional Services for Limited English Proficiency Students Rule.

Also Admission of Homeless Students; Admission of Limited English Proficiency and Migrant Students; Parents Permission to take School-Sponsored trip form; Graduation Requirements Rule; Admission of Nonresident Students; Student Fund-Raising Activities; Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs and a related rule.

The revised rules will be posted and can be viewed on the School District website.

Highlights of some of the changes include:

District One Adult Ed announces class schedules

Anderson 1 & 2 Adult Education located in Pelzer will be starting GED, ESL and WorkKeys classes on August 22 for morning and evening classes. Morning classes are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am-12pm and evening classes are Monday and Tuesday from 5:30-8:30pm.

Returning students wishing to re-enroll in morning, evening or virtual diploma classes should call the office to sign-up for registration on Tuesday, August 16 from 8am-12pm (morning students), 1-2pm (diploma students) or from 5:30-8:30pm (evening students.)

District One School Board approves 20 policy changes

By David Meade

During their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, the Anderson School District One Board approved twenty policy changes ranging from school bus safety, food and sales and snack vending to health education and homeless students.

The policy revisions have been considered by the board for several months and include:

Board Meeting Notification, Agenda, Bus Safety Program, Competitive Food Sales/Vending Machines; Competitive Food Sales/Vending Machines Rule; “Smart Snacks” Individual Exempt Fundraiser Checklist Form and “Smart Snacks” Annual School-Based Exempt Fundraiser Summary Report Form.

Building projects continue across School District One

By David Meade

Anderson School District One building program continues to move along with projects and upgrades throughout the district. Superintendent David Havird updated the board members on the building and summer maintenance projects during their regular meeting Tuesday (June 28). Concrete Primary, Wren High, Powdersville Elementary and Powdersville Middle are all seeing improvements.

Havird said the following projects are underway or beginning soon: Construction on an eight room addition to Concrete Primary will begin in August and has a completion date of Feb. 2017. Estimated cost of the project is $2.2 million.

Growing school districts being penalized by ACT 388

By David Meade

Anderson School District One is among a number of growing school districts across the state, that are being penalized in funding as the result of ACT388, a law enacting a one cent statewide sales tax to replace residential housing property tax in the state. District One Superintendent David Havird said this week that Anderson District One has lost several million dollars in funding since the state enacted ACT 388 in 2007 to provide property tax relief.

Havird said growing school districts throughout the state are being penalized by the formula state legislators came up with for property tax relief which was supposed to be made up with the one cent sales tax.

Powdersville High School Class of 2016

Powdersville-2016

See the Powdersville Class of 2016 Online Edition Graduation Section – click link on left

Wren High School Class of 2016

Wren-2016

See the Wren High Class of 2016 Online Edition Graduation Section by clicking on the link on left

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