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The Bamberg One School Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 20, at the Bamberg-Ehrhardt Media Center. During student and staff recognitions, superintendent Phyllis Schwarting recognized Richard Carroll Elementary School for receiving two Palmetto Silver Awards in the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program for 2009- 2010. The school earned one award for outstanding student academic performance. RCES also received the Palmetto Sliver Award for excellent results in closing the achievement gap between white and African-African American male students.

In other business

Schwarting said she met with some of the contractors who are interested in bidding on the new school and district renovation project. She said the district is taking applications through June 8.

Schwarting announced that Bamberg One was once again recognized by the State for being one of the first schools to complete the district’s Individual Graduation Plan (IGP).

Robbie Kearse, B-E Middle School principal was recognized for participating in the South Carolina Insurance Trust P.A. R. program. Kearse’s participation in the program assists the district with saving five percent in insurance premiums.

Schwarting recognized a number of students and staff for additional accomplishments and noted that a complete listing of student award recipients is available in this year’s awards night program.

Schwarting recognized several board members for additional hours of training through the South Carolina School Board Association.

Phyllis Overstreet presented an overview for the new fiscal year that included how the district will receive federal funds. Overstreet said many of the funding programs will be consolidated.

The trustees voted to participate in the TAN Resolution, a program designed to allow the district to borrow money before funds from taxes are distributed to the district. Although the trustees vote on the resolution every year, “it has been the district’s practice to participate in this program annually”.

Schwarting noted a furlough date change for the primary school. She said primary teachers had already scheduled a staff development session for August 12. Therefore those teachers will use February 28, 2011 as a furlough day.

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