Kershaw County News

School Safety Funding Survey

Post Date:04/11/2018
A Kershaw County group is interested in community input on funding for school safety.  
An Ad hoc committee—made up of Kershaw County Council (KCC) members, Kershaw County School Board (KCSB) members and other community leaders—has been developing school safety recommendations and developed a short survey to receive community feedback on possible funding sources. 
The survey is available on the school district's website until April 25.  Survey results will be 
presented to KCC  and the KCSB . Safety recommendations being considered by the Ad hoc committee include:
  • Increasing the number of school resource officers so that there is at least one in every school.
  • Increasing the number of mental health counselors working in schools to provide support to students experiencing personal difficulties.
  • Purchasing radios for schools that are fully compatible with those used by law enforcement to facilitate communication during an emergency.