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Star Support Staff of the Month
Star Support Staff of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Mona Ashley, our Star Support Staff Member of the Month!
April 09, 2017
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Employee Spotlight
Employee Spotlight
Congratulations to Mrs. Strawhorn and Mr. Clark, our Spotlight Teachers of the Month!
April 04, 2017
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Spring Sports Schedule
Support the Bears! Check out the Spring Sports Schedule!
March 07, 2017
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Senior Diary
BHP Senior Diary: February
Rozarry Davis shares his story.
February 14, 2017
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Your Penny At Work
Your Penny At Work
See how your penny sales tax has helped us complete projects at our schools.
February 09, 2017
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17-18 Calendar
The 2017-2018 School Calendar is Here!
The first day will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017.
February 02, 2017
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Superintendent’s Message


Federal Money – Good or Bad?

Recently, President Trump unveiled his FY18 budget proposal. In this proposal he has called for a $9 billion (13 percent) cut to the U.S. Department of Education. The proposal also calls for a $250 million school choice/voucher program and a $168 million increase for charter schools. But what does it really mean to cut 13 percent out of the federal education budget? Isn’t that department too large anyway? How much funding actually trickles down to Anderson School District Two and how is it spent? Good questions!!

Title I, the federal program that involves at-risk funding, is designed to close the achievement gap for students coming from a lower socio-economic status. For the 2016-17 school year, we received over $810,000 with almost $600,000 of that money used to cover salaries of 11 staff members. The rest of the funds typically cover the cost of instructional materials and parent/family literacy involvement.

Title II is the federal program that encompasses Professional Development and Teacher Quality funding. This school year, we received approximately $107,000. The majority of this money is used to cover two teachers’ salaries. We are also able to use these funds to help reduce class sizes.

Title III is the federal program that reaches out to our English as a Second Language population. We have over 50 students who qualify for these services which helps them master the English language. We receive $3249 in funds.

IDEA is the federal program that covers all services designed for students with special needs. Our funding this year was $946,241. This money provides for about approximately 15 of our 30 plus special education staff positions.  Yet, we have over 30 staff members in special education. That means our General Fund is supplementing approximately $1,800,000 more to cover the cost of mandates from IDEA.

Finally, another federally funded program is our 21st Century Grants program. This grant benefits our after-school program, Merit Academy. Over 260 students in 1st through 8th graders attend Merit Academy throughout the district. We currently receive about $380,000 from the 21st Century Grant while the district matches with approximately $66,000 of our own funds.

As one can see, a large portion of funding comes from Washington, DC. Other federal monies we receive include Child Nutrition and Medicaid. Federal funding provides an incredible amount of services for both students and staff. Hopefully, the new administration will seek to protect our programs and our students as much as possible.


Mission & Vision

Our Anderson School District Two mission, in partnership with the total community, is to develop the potential that exists in every student to meet the needs of a changing world.

The Vision of Anderson School District Two:

Respecting the Past. . .
Embracing the Future. . .
Opening the World. . .

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