School Board Connection

  • A summary of the action taken at the March 14, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

    Superintendent’s Update 

    Dr. Richard O’Malley applauded the newly implemented drone certification program for high school students and announced that a local student has been offered employment at the completion of the program.
    Dr. O’Malley also told the board that a procurement audit would be conducted in order to review bid practices in the district.
    Maintenance needs will continue to be addressed throughout Florence 1 Schools including restroom renovations at Wallace-Gregg, Williams, and at West Florence. Security fencing will also be installed at South Florence High and Savannah Grove Elementary.
    Schools participated in statewide tornado drills this week.

    Agenda Items Requiring Action 

    The board approved the purchase of four new school buses at a cost of $267,000 which was taken from the fund balance. Other items approved by the board include financial statements, personnel, field trips and board meeting minutes.

    Post Referendum Update 

    Board members will hold a meeting with financial advisers and the school bond attorney to review other options which may be available to address school building needs. That meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. Board members also discussed working in concert with other local leaders in order to find funding solutions for school facilities.

    Other Items

    • The Board of Trustees scheduled a meeting for March 26 at 7 p.m. to review budget items.
    • The Board also discussed plans to honor the memory of Franklin Jackson, former custodian at Wilson High School. A special ceremony is planned for the month of May at Wilson High School.
    • The Board recognized South Carolina’s National Inspiring Teacher Patti Nunnally
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