District 56

  State of the District: Fiscal responsibility, school safety and wellness are initiatives   A school district where your child can learn to speak Chinese, where your son can play football in a renovated stadium, and your daughter take steps to becoming an engineer exists right here in Clinton’s...
Gay students and staff will not receive the same special protections afforded people based on race and gender, by action Monday night of the District 56 Board of Trustees. Board member Dr. Patsy Sadler stood alone in her support for adding the words “sexual orientation” to Section J policies for...
TONIGHT -- Student policies - Section J Policies in the district handbook - will be updated and given final reading at the District 56 Board of Trustees meeting. The policies have been described as the backbone of the district, because they outline how administrators deal with student discipline...
School Board has a timetable for a new CHS football coach   Under “personnel considerations” in closed session, District 56 trustees have received a timetable for the administration’s actions in hiring a football head coach for Clinton High School. A report said Dr. David O’Shields made the...
Last May, Frank DeAngelis reflected on the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. On Monday, DeAngelis was a keynote speaker for the District 56 in-service about school safety - and the changing protocols for dealing with gunmen who enter schools. Through Laurens County...
SCHOOL SAFETY - so others don't have to die   Frank DeAngelis says it still haunts him - 13 people “died on my watch.” The retired principal of Columbine High School escorted 30 girls to safety, after staring right at one of two active shooters in a hallway of Columbine High School, April 20, 1999...
Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools -- Clinton Middle School   Comprehensive Support and Improvement Schools (CSI Schools) Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states must identify schools that meet certain criteria that classify them as schools in need of improvement. The South Carolina...
District 56 has a clear direction toward a school that needs improvement based on state report cards issued Thursday. For the first time in four years, the State Department of Education is grading districts and handing out “word” grades to individual schools. Grades are based on test data and...
  District 56 Board delays action related to “sexual orientation”     Rather than list all the basis for discrimination they do not allow, members of the District 56 Board of Trustees are going to see if they can have a policy that says, basically, “We do not discriminate against anyone.” That way...
  District 56 schools are leaders in student health   Healthy food and nutrition, as measured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and healthy activity, as measured by physical education teachers, are putting District 56 schools on the map in terms of making students healthier. Much emphasis is...

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