Superintendent Search

PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 9, 2017

 

As the public is aware, last month the Board of Trustees announced its intent to begin its search for our next Superintendent.  At this time, we would like to inform the public that the School District received 22 applications for the position from throughout the Southeast.  We met on May 30, 2017, to review the applications.  Upon careful review of the information received from applicants, the Board selected four individuals to interview and have offered these individuals the opportunity to meet with us.

The individuals are as follows: Dr. Diane Richardson, Dr. Agnes Slayman, Mrs. Crystal Stapleton, and Dr. Tony Tipton.   

 Dr. Diane Richardson has been in education for 22 years and is currently the Deputy-Superintendent of McIntosh County Georgia. Dr. Agnes Slayman has been in education for 35 years and is a former Superintendent that last served as a consultant for Chester County Schools. Mrs. Stapleton has been in education for 15 years and is the Interim-Superintendent of Barnwell School District 45.  Dr. Tony Tipton has been in education for 32 years and is presently Superintendent of Yancey County North Carolina.

 Next week, on June 15, 2017, the Board intends to conduct interviews of the finalists beginning at 9:00 a.m.  A list of the times will be published on or before June 12, 2017.  We have also invited four or five representatives from the community, as well as teachers from each school selected by their principals, to participate in the interview process with us.  While some of the meeting will be conducted in Open Session, the Board also intends to interview each candidate in executive session. 

 We anticipate making a decision or further announcement at a Special Board Meeting in the near future after extensive background search and reference checksPlease know that the Board will continue to keep the public apprised as appropriate, of its search for a new Superintendent. The Board appreciates the community for its continued support.

Dr. Rhett Richardson, Chairman, Barnwell School District 45

2017-2018 Calendar

You may view the calendar by using the link below.  As you look over the calendar, please keep the following information in mind.

The Governor recently signed “a Joint Resolution to provide that the opening date for students to attend public schools during the 2017-2018 school year may be as early as Thursday, August 17th, in the discretion of the school district Board of Trustees”.  On Monday, August 21, 2017, South Carolina will be in the path of the largest total solar eclipse experienced in North America since February 1978, therefore we are allowed to move the opening date to before the eclipse.  Public school districts normally must wait until the third Monday of the month to begin school for students.  August 21st is scheduled as a half day because of the solar eclipse.  We need to transport students home safely before the eclipse occurs that day.  The total solar eclipse first enters the state at 2:36 p.m. and leaves the Atlantic coast at 2:49 p.m., therefore this would be during our normal dismissal times for some of our schools.

 2017-2018 Barnwell County Calendar.pdf 

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Awards

Barnwell School District 45 Teachers Honored

Ms. Kelly Shealy, BHS Calculus T and Curriculum Support Coach, and Meredith Wilson, BPS Kindergarten Teacher, were surprised Friday, November 11, 2016 by Brad Means of WJBF News Channel 6 as Golden Apple Award recipients.

 

November 18, 2016 – Barnwell, SC – Second grade teacher Susan Frazier and Montessori teacher Deanna Grubbs, both of Barnwell Primary School, have been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Year Award.

 Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

 

THREE SCHOOLS IN BARNWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 45 HAVE WON PALMETTO GOLD AND SILVER AWARDS   

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF OF THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION TO THE STUDENTS OF BARNWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 45.

Barnwell Primary School- Palmetto Silver Award

Guinyard-Butler Middle School- Palmetto Silver and Gold

Barnwell High School- Palmetto Silver Award