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.

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 […]