Recognitions top District 19 board meeting

The Barnwell District 19 School Board kicked off their Aug. 13 meeting with several recognitions, including to two of their members.
Board members Jameka Hagood and Michael Thomas received a certificate from Superintendent Dr. Teresa Pope for reaching Level 3 of the S.C. School Boards Association's Boardmanship Institute. The institute "offers a year-round training calendar to help board members develop skills and stay abreast of state and national education issues," according to www.scsba.org.
The board also recognized Blackville-Hilda High School for earning the Palmetto Gold Award for general performance and closing the achievement gap for the 2011-12 school year.
Read the full story from the meeting in our Aug. 22 edition.