Update on TES Incident (4:22pm EST 9/29/16)
I know many of you have lingering questions as details of the shooting at Townville Elementary unfold. I hope I can answer some of those questions in writing, as my focus today is on my staff and our students. As school administrators, the security and well-being of our children is a top priority. It is a formidable task on a regular day, but a greater challenge now in light of the unexplainable violence that occurred in a place of laughter and play.

We are shaken, but feel fortunate that the injuries were not more numerous or more severe. I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to volunteer firefighter Jamie Brock who restrained the gunman until law enforcement arrived. His selfless action saved lives. I am also grateful to law enforcement who arrived less than seven minutes after a call was made. I am tremendously proud of our injured teacher who put her own life at risk to rush her students to safety.

It is important to remember that the shooter at Townville did not enter the building at any time. When he arrived on campus in the back of the school, he shot at a door that was being opened as a class began exiting the building for recess. At that time, two students and a teacher were injured. Immediately upon those shots being fired, our students were led to safe locations by the teachers. The doors were secured and the shooter was denied access to the building and our students. Administrators and teachers at Townville Elementary followed all district procedures by immediately placing the school on lockdown and taking children to secure locations.

We know it will be difficult for Townville parents to send their children back to school on Monday. But, I want to reassure them and the public that security measures are in place. In the past six years, we have upgraded safety features in all schools, including locked entry vestibules in all schools and buzz-in systems. We have school resource officers and regular patrols by sheriff’s deputies at all schools. We have camera systems throughout our schools and on our buses. Students and staff receive active shooter training. The quick action yesterday demonstrates that this training works to prevent additional injuries.

In the coming days we will work with law enforcement and outside consultants to ensure that our schools are safe. We are listening to the community and working to provide needed support for staff, students and their parents. I want to assure our Townville family that we are in this together. We will stand with you and your children as they process this senseless act of violence.

My heart is with our teacher and the two students and their families. We will support them however we can in their recovery, We will also provide counseling and support to staff and students who were traumatized by the violence.

We will continue to keep you informed of developments in the case and procedures necessary for a return to school. The date for that return has not been set.

Dr. Joanne Avery
SUBSTITUTE TRAINING
November 10 and 17
3:30 - 6:30 PM
Must attend both sessions.

Applications and additional information, regarding substitutes can be found on the website under "Departments" then "Human Resources". For more information, call 864.403.2000.

$23,000 Raised for Students

1 day 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.
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Promote academic achievement and personal development of all students to perform at his/her maximum abilities.

Ensure a safe, supportive environment that cultivates character, fosters positive social behavior, and inspires the love of learning for all students.

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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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