District Four School Opening Goes Well

By Betsy Finklea
The opening of school and some events held prior to the opening were discussed at the Dillon School District Four Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.
Superintendent Ray Rogers said they had a good school opening. He visited all of the schools on Monday and talked to all the principals. He said everything inside the schools looked good.
Rogers noted that there were some places that the grass needed to be cut, but this was due to a broken lawnmower and the rain so they now can get this done with the new lawnmower that has been purchased.
Rogers said he enjoyed the new teachers luncheon sponsored by First Citizens Bank that was held at Twin Lakes Country Club.
Rogers said SLED Agent Wayne Freeman spoke to all employees prior to the start of school about active shooters in the school.
Dr. Polly Elkins, Assistant Superintendent for Administration/Personnel said through a recruit and retention grant, all teachers were fed a meal catered by Sidney’s. She said it was a good time and good fellowship. They had chicken bog, pork chops, baked chicken, and more. They had an extra wash pot of chicken bog left over that was sent to be sold at the Lake View football game. All employees received a Dillon School District Four shirt. She has applied for money for jackets. She said the purpose is to promote positive behavior among the teachers and to say that we want to keep you.
Rogers said they had astronomical numbers for the Open House.
Rogers said that is was unbelievable how smoothly the opening went and said the District Four employees did an excellent job. He said he was well-pleased.