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 […]

Celebrating Dr. Green

WINNSBORO – A long parade of well-wishers in a vehicle caravan sporting sparkly signs and colorful balloons snaked past the Fairfield County School District office on Friday afternoon to congratulation Superintendent J. R. Green for being named Superintendent of the Year for South Carolina. Green and his family stood in front of the district office […]

FCSD plan ok’d for Aug. 24 start

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield County School District’s calendar and teaching plans have received approval from the S. C. Department of Education, clearing the way to move forward with school opening on Aug. 24. The district will follow a ‘modified virtual” option that was adopted at the July meeting by the Fairfield County Board of Trustees. […]

6th food distribution set for Aug. 13

WINNSBORO – The sixth Fairfield County distribution of free boxes of fresh produce is scheduled for distribution at five separate locations at the same time – Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. Boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be limited to two boxes per car, one box per household. The five food distribution points […]

Sharing Food

Distribution volunteers Rep. Annie McDaniel and Fairfield County Recreation Department employee Larry Perry load boxes of fruits and vegetables into 200 vehicles at the Fairfield County Commerce Center during the County’s fifth food distribution event. Sponsored by Fairfield County Council and Fairfield Forward, the event distributed a total of 800 boxes at the Commerce Center, […]

4 food shares set for Thursday, July 17

WINNSBORO – The fifth Fairfield County mobile food pantry is scheduled for distribution in Fairfield County at four separate locations at the same time – Thursday, July 16 at 5 p.m. Food Share boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed to the first 200 households at each location. Boxes are limited to two […]

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 […]