BLAIR — Books, bonds and band uniforms were a few of the topics discussed at length in March Fairfield County School Board meeting.
New math textbooks were approved for the district and a new district logo was unveiled. The district received honors from the United Way for its fund raising efforts.
Several residents from the Lake Wateree area turned out to make their voices and presence heard about millage rate increases and new school construction. Is the district complying by having the board assess a millage rate increase without a public bond referendum being held? According to board officials they are following the advice of the bond attorneys who said they could raise rates within certain parameters.
“We are certain we have done our homework and have authority to (raise millage), said Board of Trustees Chairwoman Beth Reid. “(on the advice of our bond attorneys) we are certain we have done it legally and ethically correct and are moving forward.”
For a full recap of Tuesday’s meeting, see the Friday edition of The Herald Independent.