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September 8, 2015 School Board Meeting Highlights

9/8/2015

Faculty Focus: New to Two
Two of the district’s first year teachers and Richland Two graduates, Martin Sims from Spring Valley High School and Kiara Pauling from Catawba Trail Elementary School, spoke about the support they have received from the district as new teachers and their reasons for returning to Richland Two to begin their teaching careers.

Report: District Backpack Program
Richland Two Lead Social Worker Abby Cobb presented an overview of the district’s Backpack program. The Richland Two Backpack Program assists families and students throughout the District. This program is a direct result of partnerships with churches, organizations, clubs, civic groups, companies, agencies, school staff and individuals. For the 2015–2016 school year there will be 100% school participation in the Richland Two Backpack Program. At the end of the presentation Sodexo, the district's food service provider, presented a $30,000 check to the Backpack Program.     

More Information on the Backpack Program

Backpack Program Presentation

Update: Ridge View Facilities
Executive Director of Operations Jack Carter presented an update on the status of ongoing facilities upgrades at Ridge View High School.

Ridge View Update

Report: Preschool Education Programming
Child development in Richland School District Two has changed to a needs based, tuition free program. Spears Creek Road Child Development and Clemson Road Child Development have been consolidated into the Richland Two Center for Child Development. 

Preschool Education Programming Overview

Special Education Preschool Services Overview

Report: 2015–2016 Back-to-School Report
Chief Communications Officer Libby Roof presented a back-to-school report including a video highlighting the first day of school and key facts about the district.

A complete recording of each board meeting is aired on the district’s cable access channel 12 R2TV on Time Warner Cable and on demand anytime through the district’s YouTube channel.