District 56

  THIS MORNING: Back to School -- getting the beat     It is a team-building exercise. It is unlike any team-building exercise the combined faculty of District 56 has ever seen - much less participated in. Today (Aug. 14), the district’s opening convocation convenes in the Clinton High School...
Drum Cafe USA will bring a team-building exercise like this to Clinton High School. It will be part of the Aug. 14 D56 Opening Convocation (9:30 am in the auditorium). It will prepare the faculty for their first day with students -- Aug. 19.
  Taking advantage of historically low interest rates – perhaps as low as 1.3% - District 56 plans to borrow $700,000 to start work on a capital needs list. The money cannot be used for salaries – only for improvements to the physical aspects of six functioning schools and one closed school in the...
TONIGHT: The District 56 Board of Trustees will discuss in closed session whether to issue a $700,000 bond, repayable by property taxes.   The board has been called to a special meeting at 6 pm at Clinton High School (professional development room). An agenda notice says the meeting will be...
For the sixth consecutive year, property taxes will not increase for school operations in District 56. Using a combination of more state money and revenue from county growth, and revenue from the fund balance, the district is balancing a $26.6 million budget without notifying the county of the need...
TONIGHT, NOTE NEW TIME: The $26.6 million School District 56 budget will be a topic for discussion Monday (June 24), at a 7 pm hearing at Clinton High School; regular monthly meeting at 7:30. The budget is more than last year, but taxes are not being increased. With state money, the district will...
  Collaboration Makes Things Happen.     CHS and LDHS Partner Host 2nd Annual Engineering Showcase   Twenty-one local high school seniors competed last Tuesday in the 2nd Annual Laurens County Engineering Design and Development Innovation Challenge, held at the Laurens County Higher Education...
  Teachers cannot crowd-fund without principal’s approval   The District 56 Board of Trustees has approved a policy disallowing teachers’ crowdfunding efforts without prior approval of a principal. Based on a recommendation of the SC School Boards Association, the policy was approved May 20 at the...
Pellet Gun Found At Clinton High School.   At approximately 2:15 PM  today,  a Clinton High School student reported to a staff member that they viewed a gun in a student’s bookbag while in class.     This was reported immediately to the school administration and school resource officer who began an...
  Students’ Policies: Adopted with 1 reading, now available for 56’s on-line policy manual   A majority of the School District 56 Board of Trustees decided again last Monday not to allow special protections against discrimination for students based on their sexual orientation. The board passed...

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