FCSD sues bus company

WINNSBORO – It was supposed to be a lifetime opportunity for 47 Fairfield County BETA Club students. Instead, recurring mechanical issues and frequent stops turned the road trip to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma into a nightmare. Now the Fairfield County School District is suing, accusing the bus company of “contract breaches and misrepresentations,” and also claiming […]

Dr. J.R. Green named Super of Year

COLUMBIA – Fairfield County School District Superintendent, Dr. J.R. Green, has been named the 2021 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). “I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Green as a school board member and as a parent,” said Fairfield County School Board Chair […]

Green named finalist for Super of Year

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District’s Superintendent Dr. J. R. Green has been named one of three finalists for the title of Superintendent of the Year for South Carolina, according to a post that appeared on the district’s website on Sunday. No other information has been made available by the district or the South Carolina […]

Gaps evident in meeting recording

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District leadership says it has ample reserves to help offset an expected $2.7 million shortfall in next year’s budget. However, it’s difficult, if not impossible, for members of the public to fully understand where things stand financially because of gaps in the recording of budget discussions. There were two distinct […]

Grab & Go breakfast and lunch

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – With school facilities closed during the coronavirus pandemic and spring break scheduled for this week, April 13 – 17, the Fairfield County School District staff and volunteers busied themselves for three to four hours on Friday preparing and sacking breakfast and lunch meals for every student for the five-day break. Then the […]

Fairfield’s new kind of ‘homeschool’

RIDGEWAY – It was during the week of March 9 that Nicole Collins Hunter, a child development teacher for four year olds, at Geiger Elementary in Ridgeway, and her fellow teachers were advised by school administrators to begin preparing remote learning packets for their students in case of a shutdown of schools due to the […]

Fairfield School District canceled until April

News released from Fairfield County School District: By order of the Governor of South Carolina, school is canceled for Fairfield County School District students starting March 16, 2020, through March 31, 2020. With the closure of schools, all student activities, including athletics, are canceled from March 16 – March 31. Staff should report at the […]

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 […]