District 56

For the sixth consecutive year, property taxes will not increase for school operations in District 56. Using a combination of more state money and revenue from county growth, and revenue from the fund balance, the district is balancing a $26.6 million budget without notifying the county of the need...
TONIGHT, NOTE NEW TIME: The $26.6 million School District 56 budget will be a topic for discussion Monday (June 24), at a 7 pm hearing at Clinton High School; regular monthly meeting at 7:30. The budget is more than last year, but taxes are not being increased. With state money, the district will...
  Collaboration Makes Things Happen.     CHS and LDHS Partner Host 2nd Annual Engineering Showcase   Twenty-one local high school seniors competed last Tuesday in the 2nd Annual Laurens County Engineering Design and Development Innovation Challenge, held at the Laurens County Higher Education...
  Teachers cannot crowd-fund without principal’s approval   The District 56 Board of Trustees has approved a policy disallowing teachers’ crowdfunding efforts without prior approval of a principal. Based on a recommendation of the SC School Boards Association, the policy was approved May 20 at the...
Pellet Gun Found At Clinton High School.   At approximately 2:15 PM  today,  a Clinton High School student reported to a staff member that they viewed a gun in a student’s bookbag while in class.     This was reported immediately to the school administration and school resource officer who began an...
  Students’ Policies: Adopted with 1 reading, now available for 56’s on-line policy manual   A majority of the School District 56 Board of Trustees decided again last Monday not to allow special protections against discrimination for students based on their sexual orientation. The board passed...
  District 56: Lowest risk for financial trouble in statewide assessment of school districts   District 56 has emerged from a thorough financial review with the lowest score any district can receive. That means the district has one of the lowest risks for financial problems anywhere in South...
Laurens County School District 56 is pleased to announce that Dr. Martha Brothers has been named Principal of Clinton High School beginning July 1, 2019.    Dr. Brothers has many years’ experience in education, beginning her career as an ELA teacher at the middle and high school level. She worked...
  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...

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