Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cherokee County public schools are closed Feb. 18-22 for Winter Break. See what other upcoming days will impact students and teachers.
It will be a very long weekend for Cherokee County School District students. School will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 to Friday, Feb. 22. Monday is a national holiday, Presidents Day, and the rest of the week is the district's Winter Break. Upcoming Days to Remember: March 29: This is a furlough day. There will be no school on this day. April 8-12: Spring Break, no school. May 22: Wednesday, May 22, is the last day of school. May 27: Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, no school. May 23-24: Thursday and Friday, May 23-24 are post planning, professional development days. May 28-31: Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, are furlough days.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
These are the big issues the school board wants addressed by the end of 2013.
PROPOSED 2013 Legislative Priorities 1. Empower the School Board to: restore a 180-day school calendar for students; reduce class size; and, eliminate employee unpaid furlough days ...by ending State "austerity budget cuts" and allocating to the School District all locally-earned funding under the statutorily-required Quality Basic Education (QBE) Act formula. 2. Develop and begin implementation of a statewide strategy for State Health Benefit Plan cost containment...rather than continuing to simply pass skyrocketing annual premium increases in this regard along to School Boards, teachers and other State employees. 3. Earmark State funding for continuation of teacher pay for performance incentives and Science, Technology, Engineering and…
The letter congratulates employees on a job well done in 2012 but cautions against resting on their laurels. Read the letter below.
November 1, 2012 Dear Cherokee County School District Teachers and Staff, Recently, Cherokee County Schools received the distinction of being first in the State in SAT scores. As the local Board of Education, we are extremely proud of this achievement by our students. We recognize that this accomplishment is a credit to all the stakeholders in Cherokee; however, we want to specifically recognize our classroom teachers, school administrators and staff for their service to the students of Cherokee County. We also recognize that the past few years have brought changes to our system that make the job of teachers and staff ever more demanding. We have asked you to do "more with less"-fewer instructional days, longer instructional days, less …