Update from Anderson 4 (Oct 1, 3:26pm)

2 months ago

Anderson School District 4 and the staff and students at Townville Elementary mourn the loss of 6-year-old Jacob Hall.  Jacob is an innocent victim of an unexplainable act of violence that occurred while he was on his way to the school playground Wednesday afternoon.  Jacob was a delightful child who was full of joy and beloved by his family, friends and all at Townville Elementary School. Despite a strong fight these past few days, his life was cut short by this tragedy that cannot be explained or easily understood. Jacob will not be forgotten. We grieve for his parents and his family. We will wrap our arms around his teacher, his friends and his classmates.  

We will continue to provide love and support to all in our schools and community as we work together to get through this tragic event.  Townville, you are not alone.   It is our hope that we all come together in a state of grace and peace as we support one another in the coming days and weeks.  We need each other; we cannot get through this alone. 

 We ask all to join us in praying for and supporting Jacob’s family and the others injured in the shooting. 



$23,000 Raised for Students

2 months ago

Thank you to the Anderson 4 community for your support of our schools. Close to $23,000 was raised at the 2nd Annual Colors for a Cause Color Run for our students. The donations will be used for grants, in which any ASD4 teacher may submit an application to help fund different projects and field trips. In addition, scholarships will be awarded to two Pendleton High seniors.

By Susie Rhodes

Anderson 4 Seeking Substitute Nurses
Anderson 4 Seeking Substitute Nurses
The substitute pay rate for Registered Nurses is $120 per day. Complete information can be found under Classified Vacancies or by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 403-2022.

Dr. Thomas R. Dobbins Re-Elected as SCSBA Region 16 Director

1 day ago

COLUMBIA – Dr. Thomas R. Dobbins, a member of the Anderson County School District 4 Board, was re-elected to the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) Board of Directors as the Region 16 Director for a second four-year term during the association’s annual business meeting held on December 3.  Region 16 represents Anderson 4, Anderson 5, Oconee, and Pickens.

The association’s annual business meeting, which was held during the association’s Legislative Advocacy Conference, included voting delegates from most of the state’s 81 school boards. In addition to electing association officers, delegates adopted resolutions to guide the association during the 2017 legislative session.

Dr. Dobbins has served on the Anderson 4 board for 12 years.  He currently serves as the chair.  He also served as Anderson 4 chair from 2002-2008.  He was elected to the SCSBA board in 2012.

 He serves as the Director of the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service.  He was recognized as the 2015 ACTE Southern Region Teacher of the Year.  In 2015, he received the John Parris Agriculture Leadership Award.

 He is a member of the SC County Agents Association, SC 4-H Agents Association, SC Ag Teachers Association, and SCACTE and National ACTE.  He is an active member of Oakdale Baptist Church.

Officers elected to lead the association’s board of directors for a one-year term are as follows:

  • President, Queenie Boyd, Lee County School District
  • President-elect, Wesley Hightower, Aiken County School District
  • Vice President, Tony Folk, Dorchester School District Four
  • Treasurer, Chuck Saylors, Greenville County School District
  •  Secretary, Cheryl Burgess, Lexington School District Three

Others elected to serve a four-year term on the 23-member board of directors as regional directors are:

  • Region 2 Director, Cindy Bohn Coats, Charleston county Schools
  • Region 4 Director, Janice Morreale, Horry County Schools
  • Region 8 Director, Jamie Devine, Richland One School District
  • Region 12 Director, Annie E. McDaniel, Fairfield
The South Carolina School Boards Association is a non-profit organization serving as a source of information and a statewide voice for boards governing the 81 school districts.

 

By Susie Rhodes

New Career Center Underway
New Career Center Underway
The new Career Center for Anderson Districts 3, 4, and 5 is well underway. Now known as the Anderson Institute of Technology, the Center's schematic design phase is complete as well as course offerings and career programs have been determined. The location of the Center will be on the existing Lakeside Middle School campus in Anderson 5 and construction is set to commence spring of 2017. The Center is funded by the one-cent sales tax referendum approved by voters in 2014. To date countywide, over $15,029,506 has been generated by the additional penny in just nine months and $274,341 has been applied to reducing your property taxes in Anderson 4 at this point in the collections.
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