Fist Bump Fridays in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County School District’s youngest students have been in for a treat at Friday morning dropoffs this year as Fairfield Central High School’s varsity football players, cheerleaders and their coaches have rotated through the district to greet them.

FCSD magnet school’s scores shine

WINNSBORO – The recently released SC Ready scores measure readiness in English-Language Arts and Math for students in grades 3-8. Top Performer Fairfield Magnet Math & Science again this year was the district’s top performer, where 74.3% of third graders met or exceeded expectations in ELA. Nearly 70% of fifth graders at the magnet school […]

Fairfield County School District is back to school

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County School District’s teachers returned to work last week in preparation for the first day of school on Aug. 2.  Pictured above center, students are welcomed into McCrory-Liston for the new school year. Pictured at below, students on their first day at Fairfield Magnet School.

Superintendent Green announces retirement from FCSD

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Schools Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green has announced that he will retire at some point during the next school year. He made the announcement Wednesday evening. Green has served the Fairfield County School District for 11 years. During his tenure, he guided the construction of a new career center and launched a […]

FCSD scores Average on report card

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School District received an Average overall rating on the recent 2021-2022 school report card. Although the state spends nearly $25,000 per pupil, student achievement in Fairfield County lags behind the state average. Fairfield Magnet School for Math & Science received an “Excellent” rating, while Fairfield Elementary was rated “Below Average.” […]

No changes on Fairfield School Board Trustees

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – In the school board election, all incumbents were returned to the board. Incumbent Sylvia Harrison, Dist. 1, captured 774 votes (72%) to turn back her challenger, Clair MoMo  Qualls with 300 votes (28.%). There were 4 write-in votes. Dist. 7 school board incumbent Darreyl Davis had 627 votes (60%) to Kolisa Willingham […]

FCSD suspends district-wide mask requirement

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – In a Facebook post on March 1, Fairfield County School District announced that the Board of Trustees suspended the district-wide mask requirement.  The post says: “On February 22, 2022, DHEC updated its guidance to schools for managing the spread of COVID-19. Tonight, the Fairfield County School Board of Trustees suspended the districtwide […]

FCSD state report card released

WINNSBORO – With the release of the annual statewide school report cards earlier this month, the Department of Education attributed the novel coronavirus for systemic declines in student achievement across the state. This year’s report cards did not use the traditional grading system. Previously the report cards assigned grades of Unsatisfactory, Below Average, Average, Good […]

Apply by Aug. 2 for FCSD Virtual Academy

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – Fairfield County School District announced in early March that it would launch a Virtual Academy option for students in the 2021-2022 school year. “Many students have benefited from an online learning experience,” the press release said of the 2020-2021 school year, “and we look forward to providing this opportunity again next year.” […]

Green’s trustee evaluation mixed

WINNSBORO – Emblematic of how it usually votes on most major issues, the majority of Fairfield County school board trustees gave Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green glowing reviews on his annual performance evaluation. “Great job!” one trustee wrote. “Excellent continued work and leadership,” another trustee wrote. The accolades, however, come in spite of Green’s repeated non-compliance […]

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