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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

School board OKs $2.3M bond

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County School District leaders are borrowing another $2.3 million. At its July 16 meeting, the district’s board of trustees voted to issue a one-year general obligation bond totaling $2.3 million to finance various school building projects. The vote was unanimous. At the July 16 meeting, Kevin Robinson, the district’s finance director, said […]

Hartman’s questions unanswered by Frick, Green

WINNSBORO – After praising the Fairfield School District Honors Chorus’ recent trip to Italy, school officials couldn’t answer questions about how much the trip cost, how many people actually went or questions about funding. At Tuesday night’s board meeting, when pressed by board trustee Paula Hartman for participation and cost figures, Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green […]