Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

It is with great anticipation and enthusiasm that I welcome you back for another great school year here in Barnwell School District 45! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We are thrilled to once again see the faces of our students and staff each day within our schools.

To our families and community members, we cannot thank you enough for your support and commitment to Barnwell School District 45! I am so honored and proud to have the opportunity to serve this community and our school system.

I also want to take a moment to applaud our entire staff for your dedication to our students, our families, and our community. I truly feel our people are our greatest asset, and I would like to acknowledge and extend my heartfelt gratitude to our entire staff in our district. Thank you for what you do throughout each and every day. We look forward to working together to make this school year great! We also welcome new teachers and administrators that have joined our Barnwell School District 45 family.

This year's message is simple, “Barnwell 45 - Where hearts are big and opportunities are great!” This may be a simple statement, but it is a powerful message. I firmly believe, as I am sure you do also, that heart is what makes us stronger as educators and as a community. It is our heart for our students, our heart for this community, and our heart for our schools that make us work harder to achieve our goals and strive to be successful. Thank you for sharing your heart with those around you each day!

Looking forward to a great year,
Crissie Stapleton

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Bus Driver Training classes will be offered by the Barnwell School District 45 Transportation Office for those interested in obtaining Bus Driver Certification. Participants must be 18 years of age and possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s License. For registration information and training dates please contact the District 45 Transportation Office at 803 541-1383.

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