2015 Report to the People
GREENWOODSCHOOL DISTRICT 52
REPORT TO THE PEOPLE
SPRING – 2015
· To improve academic achievement as reported by state and other standardized test results, including all formative assessments
· To employ and retain caring and quality staff members who meet appropriate certification and federal guidelines for highly qualified.
· To promote academic success by instituting a safe and orderly climate and by providing quality support services that deliver on time and within budget
· To increase parental involvement, community collaboration, and business partnerships with Greenwood School District 52
OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS IN A POSITIVE, SAFE ENVIRONMENT PREPARING THEM
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE.
VISION:Empowering Today's Learners To Become Tomorrow's leaders
NINETY SIX SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Mr. Sam Corley, Chair July 1, 2013– June 30, 2015
Mr. Ronnie Peeler July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017
Mr. Paul Cobb July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016
The Board of Trustees meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Resource Center of Ninety Six Primary School, unless announced otherwise. All meetings are open to the public. The Board of Trustees is composed of five members elected at large by the voters of the Ninety Six School District attendance area. Members are elected for three-year terms.
GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM
District 52 provides a comprehensive program for students identified as academically gifted and
talented. Students in grades 3-8 are served through the PLUS Program (Providing Learning for
Unique Students) at the elementary, and middle schools. The overall goal of the PLUS program is
to enhance the cognitive and affective development of students of high academic ability. The
curriculum in the PLUS Program emphasizes development of creative thinking and research skill,
and competency in working with computers through science. A multi-step screening procedure is used for identifying students for the gifted program. Students are placed in the program based on achievement scores, aptitude scores and performance tasks. Either teachers or parents may recommend students for
consideration in the program. Any parent of a child not already being served by the gifted
program who wishes to recommend their child may contact the district office at 543-3100.
“NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND”
In January 2002, President George W. Bush signed the “No Child Left Behind” Act (NCLB) into law. Designed to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a quality education, this new law is already bringing many changes to South Carolina's schools.
As a parent of a student in Greenwood District 52, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers and instructional assistants who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child's classroom teachers, and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call Rhonda McDowell at the District Office at 864-970-7509, and we will mail this information to you. We look forward to partnering with you this year as we work to provide a quality education for your child.
Greenwood School District 52 utilizes its Federal Title II No Child Left Behind Funds to provide professional development
activities for new and continuing teachers to improve standards-based instruction in the classroom.
GREENWOOD DISTRICT 52