District’s surplus rises to $4.2M

FCSD Leads State with $25,022 Per Pupil WINNSBORO – As the Fairfield County School District’s multi-million dollar surplus grew by millions more, student achievement has not kept up. In 2019, the district netted a windfall of nearly $4.2 million, causing its fund balance to swell from nearly $10.5 million to more than $14.7 million, according […]

Partnership between RWA and FCSD restored

WINNSBORO – A partnership between Fairfield County Schools and Richard Winn Academy that allows Richard Winn students the opportunity to attend the Fairfield Career and Technology Center has been reestablished. Richard Winn Head of School Kristen Chaisson said 12 sophomores and juniors are enrolled in the courses in auto body, firefighting and welding, “It gives […]

District charges $338 for FOIA records

WINNSBORO – It will cost $338 before the Fairfield County School District will disclose expense records from the superintendent’s discretionary budget, which one board member characterized as a sort of ‘slush fund.’ It’s from the superintendent’s account, also referred to as the superintendent’s contingency fund, that the district quietly paid for costly, out-of-state trips for […]

FCSD reverses MOU’s exclusions

WINNSBORO – Another alteration has been made to the Fairfield County Promise Program, which aims to allow Fairfield students to attend college at Midlands Technical College at no cost to them.  At the Nov. 19 meeting, the school district’s board of trustees voted on a second amended Memorandum of Understanding, or MOU, that clarifies eligibility […]

Super’s evaluation form gets mixed reviews

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green received another round of positive reviews on his annual evaluation, the district’s Board of Trustees’ chairman recently during the school board meeting last week. Completed evaluation forms from individual board members, which typically include comments about the superintendent’s performance, were not made available as of press time. […]

Palmetto’s Finest

WINNSBORO – After being named one of Palmetto’s Finest schools for the second year in a row, Kelly Miller Elementary school Principal Kathy Woodard, left, and Vice Principal Faith Jones gathered with the school’s teachers and staff at the November school board meeting to show off the banners that will be displayed at the school.

Mary Did You Know?

COLUMBIA – Fairfield County School District’s Honors Chorus performed “Mary Did You Know” on the steps of the State House Sunday during the Carolighting ceremony.

USC launches initiative to benefit FCSD

WINNSBORO – University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen stopped in Winnsboro during his ‘bus tour’ of South Carolina Wednesday morning to announce the launch of a University initiative, the Accelerator for Learning and Leadership for South Carolina (ALL4SC). Caslen also announced that ALL4SC is partnering its first efforts with the Fairfield County School District. […]

Board’s Promise vote leaves some unfunded

Green: School Board will revote Promise funding issue next month WINNSBORO – All Fairfield County high school graduates are not currently able to receive free college tuition funds contributed by the Fairfield County School District as promised last summer under the newly minted Promise Program. A school board vote last week left Promise Program tuition […]

Head of the Class

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Magnet School for Arts and Science students, at left earned three or more categories under ‘Exceeding Expectations’ on the state assessment that was administered last school year. Principal Gale Whitfield presented awards to the students pictured. The Voice requested names from the Fairfield County District Office but received no response.