Florence County School District Three has scheduled two public hearings on its projected 2017-2018 budget Tuesday, April 18, and Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the board meeting room located behind the district office at 125 South Blanding St., Lake City. [Read more]
BOARD APPROVES 2017-2018 CALENDAR REVISION
The FCSD3 Board of Trustees, at its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 16, approved revisions to the 2017-2018 calendar. The revisions reflect a joint resolution in the state legislature authorizing school districts to start the 2017-2018 school year Aug. 17. The earlier start date will relieve districts from starting on the third Monday in August when a rare solar eclipse is set to occur. The revised calendar changes the first day for students to Aug. 17 and makes Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse, a day off for students. As a result, the revision affects other calendar dates, such as the end of each quarter. Click here to view the new calendar. Revisions are noted in red on the left and right sides of the calendar.
FCSD3 SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS
Florence County School District Three is seeking public input on the use of federal funds before submitting federal grant applications for the 2017-2018 school year under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act approved by the U. S. Congress in December 2015 and which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. Through this law, substantial federal support is provided for programs to serve students in kindergarten through 12th grades. [Read more]
Scranton Elementary School has been named one of approximately 70 schools nationwide to earn AdvancED STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Certification. This certification is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that prioritize STEM education as a path to success. [Read more]
FCSD3 TO HOLD 4-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Florence County School District Three is accepting applications for 4-year-old kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year beginning March 1. [Read more]
LCH’S EVANS NAMED RECIPIENT OF COCA-COLA SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP
Jeremy Evans must have felt as if he won the lottery Wednesday when he received an email from the Coca-Cola Foundation informing him that his is one of 150 recipients of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship, a four-year renewable scholarship worth $20,000 per year. [Read more]
FCSD3 SCHEDULES WEATHER MAKEUP DAYS
Florence County School District Three’s board of trustees approved the Superintendent Laura Hickson’s recommendation to make up six of the eight school days missed due to Hurricane Matthew. [Read more]
FCSD3 ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 POLICY FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Florence School District Three has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. [Read more]
ACT 155 GRADUATES CAN APPLY FOR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS
Through the passage of Act 155, the South Carolina General Assembly approved the removal of the exit exam as a requirement for graduation beginning with the graduating class of 2015. The elimination of the exit exam (BSAP/HSAP) requirement is retroactive to the graduating classes from 1990-2014. [Read more]
Florence County School District Three’s priority is to maintain a safe and orderly, learning environment to, from, and at school so that we can provide all students a quality education. Students should come daily ready to learn with paper, pencil, assigned books and assigned projects only. Parents, we need your help to keep our schools safe. You can help by:
Talking with your child daily about safety and about making good choices,
Checking your child’s book bag daily for any items that shouldn’t come to school,
Monitoring your child’s use of technology,
Reporting any unsafe activity to school administrators.
Treating everyone with respect. No Bullying!
Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
FCSD3 MOBILE APP KEEPS COMMUNITY INFORMED
County School District Three has launched an official mobile app designed to enable parents, staff, students and the broader community to stay informed and up-to-date on important issues, information and activities underway within the school community. [Read more]
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The mission of Florence School District Three is to Ensure Our Students Are College and/or Career Ready
Florence School District Three does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.