School Board to host input sessions on strategic plan
The Aiken County Board of Education will host a public input session on the District's five-year strategic plan on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the District office, 1000 Brookhaven Drive, and will be followed by the Board's regular meeting at 7 p.m.
The strategic plan, mandated by the State Department of Education, is intended for administrators and faculty to set goals in the areas of student achievement, teacher and administrator quality and improvements in school climate.
Community residents are invited to hear more about the five-year plan and express their opinions to the School Board.
In other business during the regular meeting:
• District administrators also will present a technology update – focusing on maintenance as identified. Technology plans are intended to help the District coordinate purchases to make sure the schools have the best program and equipment options.
• The South Aiken High School Naval Junior ROTC's Cyberpatriot team will be recognized as the state champion for online competitions related to cyber-security.
• Board member Keith Liner will present a legislative update on education-based legislation within the S.C. General Assembly.
• The School District will receive an allocation of about $39,000 to provide summer reading camps for students who are not demonstrating reading proficiency at the end of the third grade. The General Assembly has directed all districts and the State Department of Education to move forward with this initiative.
Senior writer Rob Novit is the Aiken Standard's education reporter and has been with the newspaper since September 2001. He is a native of Walterboro and majored in journalism at the University of Georgia.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article had incorrect information identifying another plan not related to the the District's strategic planning program. The Aiken Standard regrets the error.