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 […]

Shattering the wall of secrecy around Fairfield’s schools chief

Costly travel, hefty compensation, lack of accountability uncovered EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was produced through a collaboration of The Post and Courier and The Voice of Fairfield County, an Uncovered partner. WINNSBORO — J.R. Green seethed with anger as he read an article in his local newspaper. The school district he leads was on winter break, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Supers take home top pay, benefits

COLUMBIA – Public education isn’t the most profitable profession in South Carolina. For a select few, however, the field can be quite lucrative. In a state where the governor earns $106,078 a year and agency heads like the state superintendent of education make $92,007, many district level school superintendents rake in two to three times […]

Super’s evaluation documents incomplete

Salary Info Obtained With FOI Request WINNSBORO – Fairfield County school board members voted to extend Superintendent Dr. J.R. Green’s contract another year, but individual evaluations remain shrouded in secrecy. The district, which has a $43 million budget and whose millage is more than half of a typical property tax bill, released only four evaluations […]

EOC Director responds to Green’s criticism

WINNSBORO – Instead of attacking school report cards, the Fairfield County School District leaders should be tackling ways to improve student achievement, according to a leading state education official. “Rather than complaining about the system, the best thing we can do is think about how we can improve the outcomes for kids,” said Melanie Barton, […]

Green, Douglas spar over millage

WINNSBORO – They came to tout their successes as governmental agencies. But an emerging kerfuffle over the distribution of property tax revenues quickly became the focal point at a Fairfield County intergovernmental meeting Monday. At the previous week’s council meeting, Councilman Jimmy Ray Douglas publicly called out the Fairfield County School District, saying that the […]

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