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.

Fairfield Mathematicians

WINNSBORO – Six Fairfield County School District elementary students were honored at the FCSD school board meeting on Tuesday evening for earning perfect scores on the Math SC Ready assessment that was administered last year to all third through eighth graders. Those six students are, from left: Kinsley Green, Kirsha Patel, Parker Douglas, Keon Squirewell, […]

District’s report card mixed

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County elementary students did well in classroom testing last school year, but successes didn’t carry forward into middle and high school scores. Fairfield Magnet School for Math & Science and Kelly Miller Elementary both received “Excellent” ratings, the highest possible on the 2019 South Carolina report cards, which were released last week. […]

Whitaker named FCSD’s top teacher

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District named its Teachers of the Year for the district’s eight schools as well as a District Teacher of the Year during the annual convocation. Crystal Whitaker, the Social Studies Department Chair at Fairfield Central High, was named the Fairfeld School District Teacher of the Year. Whitaker, who is in […]

County Promise awaits MTC’s OK

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Promise, a program designed to allow qualifying students to attend college at no cost, is moving forward without participation from Fairfield County Council — at least for the time being. At last week’s Fairfield County school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green announced that 24 students are participating in the inaugural Promise […]

FCSD bans board’s contacts

WINNSBORO – Shortly after the Fairfield County School Board passed a policy prohibiting school board members from communicating electronically during board meetings, one member took to his cell phone.  Board chairman William Frick didn’t appear to take notice or say anything as he briefed the board on some updates and announcements. A routine vote to […]

Green: Gorelick pulls out of Teacher Village

EDITOR’S NOTE: Minutes before press time, The Voice was notified by Fairfield County officials that Fairfield School Superintendent Dr. J. R. Green had informed County Administrator Jason Taylor that Gorelick Brothers Capital, developer for the Teacher Village, announced the company is withdrawing from the project. The Voice will update the story online as information becomes […]

Teacher village hits a snag

WINNSBORO – The proposed Teacher Village is still on summer break. Fairfield County Council has already passed two readings to award tax breaks to Gorelick Brothers, a North Carolina hedge fund, to build the proposed subdivision catering to Fairfield County teachers. But third reading remains on hold due to disagreements over inserting an indemnification clause, […]

Teacher Village door remains open

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County is one vote away from approving tax abatements for the Teacher Village, a proposed Fairfield County School District housing project intended to cater to teachers. But what agreement Fairfield County may ultimately reach with the school district still remain under wraps. After spending 20 minutes behind closed doors Monday night, County […]

School Board spars over new policies

Hartman: Proposed Policies are Attempt to Control Information, Shut Down Dissent WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School District is taking steps some trustees say are designed to muzzle anyone offering alternative viewpoints. At Tuesday night’s monthly meeting, the Fairfield board passed first reading of a pair of policies – one a revision and one a […]