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3 retirees inducted into Education Hall of Fame

Students, teachers honored at Celebration of Excellence

By Hannah Strong

Three Lancaster County School District retirees were inducted into the county's Education Hall of Fame and 24 teachers and 301 students were honored during the 20th annual Celebration of Excellence banquets this week.


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Sara Eddins gets honorary doctorate

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Lancaster City Council member Sara Eddins received an honorary doctor of public service degree from Limestone College at the school’s May 4 graduation ceremony.


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Dr. Redish calls herself ‘great people manager’

2nd finalist makes pitch, shakes hands

By Hannah Strong

The second Lancaster County School District superintendent finalist visited Lancaster on Thursday and had the opportunity to meet the community and district staff.
Dr. Carlotta Redish, 52, assistant superintendent for human resources at Spartanburg School District 7, said she is grateful for the chance to meet the county’s students, parents, community members and district staff.


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Southside teacher on paid leave after briefly dragging 2-year-old

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A teacher at Southside Early Childhood Center has been placed on paid administrative leave after video evidence showed her dragging a 2-year-old across a classroom.
The tape showed Tiara Wade, 31, dragging the toddler by the arms “a short distance” two times on Monday afternoon, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.
Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director, said school personnel became aware of the incident later while reviewing video from the classroom.


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Dr. Phipps back in Lancaster, where he served for 19 years

By Hannah Strong

Dr. Jonathan Phipps, a superintendent finalist for the Lancaster County School District, saw many familiar faces Monday as he met with the school board and educators and fielded questions from a citizens’ panel.
Phipps, who spent 19 years as a Lancaster County educator before becoming superintendent of Abbeville schools in 2014, was the first of three LCSD superintendent finalists to have an individual meet and greet with district staff and the community.


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Documentary filmmaker visits LearnTV

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Catherine Clements Bauknight recalled the innocence of high school and the unknown that was ahead as she coached LearnTV students about filmmaking over the past two weeks.


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Claimed racial bias kept her from becoming superintendent there

Finalist Redish sued Cherokee schools

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One of the three Lancaster County School District superintendent finalists filed a federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the Cherokee County School District in 2013 after not being promoted to superintendent there.
Dr. Carlotta Redish, who is black, filed the suit in January 2013, nearly eight months after filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and a hostile work environment, according to the lawsuit.


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Students and parents invited to Lancaster Literacy Night

By Hannah Strong

Lancaster’s Literacy Night this Thursday will give parents and students the chance to win prizes, play games and learn about how area schools are building reading and writing skills.
Nine Lancaster-area schools will have booths with exhibits and activities, including book giveaways, student work and a photo booth.
The event is from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lancaster High School, 625 Normandy Rd., Lancaster.

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Public gets chance to meet 3 superintendent finalists

By Hannah Strong

The Lancaster County school board has scheduled separate community visits for the three superintendent finalists, where the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the candidates.
Bobby Parker, board of trustees chairman, said the board wouldn’t want to hire a superintendent before the community had a chance to conduct its own in-person assessment.
“We picked these people because we thought they were the best choice,” Parker said. “We want our community to feel the same way, and I think they will.”


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Small shift in Lancaster student parking will be necessary

Construction starts at LHS, Buford

By Hannah Strong

Construction for new multipurpose buildings at Lancaster and Buford high schools begins this week and will cause a slight change in parking at LHS.
Lancaster High’s multipurpose building will be east of the school, between LearnTV and gymnasium area.
Students are asked to park in the upper student parking lot, said LHS Interim Principal Rosalyn Mood, noting the building will be built atop the lower parking lot.


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