Aiken County School Board candidates for District 4 Patricia Hanks and Keith Liner answer questions regarding the issues impacting Aiken County schools and students.
As the Aiken County Public School District adjusts to COVID-19, students can expect the same standards and requirements at school as before the pandemic arrived in spring.
The custodial staff will have all hands on deck to clean and sanitize Aiken County Public Schools this fall.
Fall is approaching, which means college students will be starting classes again soon. The coronavirus has forced schools across the country to adapt and USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College are no different.
The Aiken County School Board voted to delay the start date for the 2020-2021 school year to Aug. 31 in a special called meeting Wednesday evening via Zoom.
The Aiken County School Board will vote Wednesday evening on postponing the start of the 2020-2021 school year to the end of August.
Amid protests, and after hours of discussion, the Aiken County School Board has decided to proceed with its intended proposal of a hybrid model of learning for when schools reopen in the fall, a system that incorporates both distance and in-person learning for students in the public school system due to coronavirus concerns.
The Edgefield County School Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved an instructional plan for the first six weeks of school.
Four of the Aiken County School Board's nine seats are up for election, and all of them are set to see a contested race this November.
South Carolina's private and independent schools are about to get a significant boost from taxpayer-funded relief set aside to support education amid the coronavirus crisis.
S.C. Gov Henry McMaster has asked state education officials to not accept any school reopening plan that does not include an option of in-person learning five days a week, claiming thousands of students are "lost" across the state due to lack of internet access, devices, and lack of effectiveness of virtual learning itself.
School will look quite different from what students, parents and faculty are used to after the Aiken County School Board voted to accept a plan put forth by a local task force for implementing social distancing protocols in schools this fall.
Parents in Aiken County have an option through the public school system for full-time virtual learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The Aiken County Public School District’s proposal for returning students to school includes sorting them into color-coded cohorts, controlling how many students are in schools based on phases, and sending home laptops for students to go completely virtual.
School district employees warned during a meeting Tuesday night that no perfect solution exists as to how schools will choose to reopen in the fall due to the impact of coronavirus.
The Aiken County Public School District is actively searching for a new candidate to replace Dr. Shawn Foster as the chief officer of operations and student services for area schools.
A new director of student services has been appointed for Aiken County Public Schools, the district announced Wednesday.
USC Aiken's class of 2020 graduates celebrated one of the biggest achievements of their lives Friday night with a graduation event unlike any that the college has hosted in years past.
Dr. Shawn Foster, chief officer of operation and student services for the Aiken County School District, has been named the new superintendent of Orangeburg County schools.
Dr. Shawn Foster, chief officer of operations and student services of the Aiken County Public School District, has been named a finalist in another county's search for a new schools superintendent.
AccelerateED, the task force created to guide the state's school districts through reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, presented finalized recommendations for how schools should reopen this fall while implementing social distancing protocols and other coronavirus precautionary measures.
As an educator, administrator and aspiring principal, Allyson Long could not pass up the opportunity to serve in a new role and lead the team of educational professionals at Belvedere Elementary School.
The Aiken County School District, with input from student athletics staff, has laid out an extensively modified plan for fall sports conditioning in an effort to limit the risk of students' exposure to coronavirus.
The end of the school year was tough for Aiken County's graduating high school seniors.
North Augusta High School’s graduating seniors’ last year of high school was different, to say the least, including Thursday’s graduation.
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With coronavirus causing the shutdown of the public school system, districts have been affected on virtually all levels, but officials still don't know how extensively operations will be impacted by COVID-19.
The first virtual meeting for AccelerateED, a task force created to tackle impacts of the coronavirus on the public school system, was held via video conference Thursday morning.
Aiken Technical College and USC Aiken will hold their first classes of summer sessions online.
Aiken County Public Schools, in considering alternative ways to celebrate the class of 2020 during this pandemic, surveyed the graduating seniors, their families and friends to collect input and ideas. More than 2,000 individuals provided feedback.
The Aiken County School Board held a virtual meeting Tuesday to discuss construction projects and administration appointments amid coronavirus closures that have halted normal operations within the school district.
A quick tour through Aiken County's Historical Museum reveals the first days of Aiken's beginnings, and front and center are the five men responsible for its founding.
The Aiken County School Board unanimously approved Tuesday hiring a director for a new behavior intervention program for students in grades K-5.
King Laurence said his more than 20 years of experience in Aiken County Public Schools should serve him well as the district's new superintendent.
GRANITEVILLE — Integrity overwhelmingly is the top “personal characteristic" Aiken County Public Schools' stakeholders are looking for in a new district superintendent, according to a audience survey taken Wednesday at Midland Valley High School.
BELVEDERE — He's only 5 years old, but Vaughn Allen, a kindergarten student at Belvedere Elementary, learns new words in Mandarin Chinese every day.
Student discipline is at the top of the list of goals members of the Aiken County School Board discussed Saturday morning at a special work session in the district office.
The top student spellers from across Aiken County will gather on stage Feb. 6 at the AECOM Center for the Performing Arts with a trip to Washington, D.C., on the line.
GRANITEVILLE — Ashton Leischner, a third grader at Graniteville Elementary, learned Friday that good things can come in large packages, too.
Surrounded by family and friends, three new members of the Aiken County School Board were sworn in Tuesday during the board's regular meeting.
Aiken has three new representatives on School Board.
Aiken County Public School students have been given the gift of access to historical data and information from any Aiken County Public School District device thanks to a new grant from AncestryK12, a product of Ancestry.com.
BATH — Aiken County Public Schools' employees again will receive a Christmas bonus this holiday season.
North Augusta High School's band practice field was turned into a competitive arena Monday morning for the 20th iteration of the tomato launch.
March is going to be a busy month for Christian music at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.
The Aiken County Public School District’s "rigorous" academic offerings have earned a number of schools “advanced placement” among the state’s highest performing schools according to 2019 data releases from the College Board, including Wednesday's release of ACT scores.
His Twitter handle is @AlfordOnTheGo, but the pace has slowed down significantly for Dr. Sean Alford since his resignation as superintendent of the Aiken County Public School District last month.
Following the resignation of Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Sean Alford and three school board members, an interim superintendent has been named and a tentative election date h…