Sumter school board to hear school district update


On what will turn out to be the first day back to school for students after an extended winter holiday break, the Sumter School District Board of Trustees will also hold its first board meeting of 2018 on Monday.

A district staff member sent out the agenda for Monday's regularly scheduled monthly board meeting on Friday afternoon. Reports from the board's three committees (finance, facilities and curriculum, instruction and assessment) highlight the agenda, along with a district update from acting Superintendent Debbie Hamm, a personnel report, and a recommendation from the Finance Committee.

Unlike board meetings during the fall semester that were all held at the district office, Monday's meeting will be at the Sumter Career and Technology Center, 2612 McCrays Mill Road. Typically, the trustees do hold their monthly meetings at various schools around the district. Those are generally held the second Monday of each month. The board's monthly work sessions, which are typically the fourth Monday each month, are held at the district office.

Like all board-related meetings, Monday's meeting is open to the public, and public participation is also listed on the agenda. Because the meeting is at the district career and technology center, an update on the school will also be provided to board members. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.