CCSD to embark on school improvement planning

CCSD to embark on school improvement planning
February 11 18:36 2019 Print This Article

The Charleston County School Board voted Monday to embark on school improvement planning in different parts of the Charleston County School District (CCSD). The planning will involve stakeholder groups in North Charleston, peninsular Charleston, West Ashley and rural areas. The school board is expected to vote on an implementation plan at its June 24 meeting.

The plan hints at the consolidation of schools on the peninsula and West Ashley. It calls examining the feasibility of consolidating C.E. Williams and West Ashley Advanced Studies Magnet middle schools for the stated purpose of providing better arts and technology programs. The schools currently have a combined enrollment of nearly 1250 students. It also calls for a partial magnet theme to attract more students to attend the new Stono Park Elementary School, which currently has an enrollment of 300. There is a recommendation for preparing West Ashley High School students for the career and technology center, which is scheduled to open in 2021.

Some of the other suggested school improvement concepts include better teacher recruitment and training, finding models used elsewhere to successfully improve at-risk schools, re-drawing attendance lines to make schools more racially balanced, and clarifying the numerous school choice enrollment policies and criteria.

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  1. February 12, 09:42 #1 Tina Smith

    Finally…CCSD is thinking in the right direction!

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