All school districts in South Carolina are required to implement an induction program and assign mentors to assist new teachers.The School District of Calhoun County induction program is developed with the intention of supporting the first year of teaching for all teachers. Participation in the program is required for all induction contract level teachers, as well as speech therapists, guidance counselors and media specialists. Induction contract teachers are assisted and supported by school-based and district office personnel during their induction year. The Induction class schedule for the 2015-2016 school year is as follows:
September 1st Orientation
Through its induction and mentoring programs, assistance and support will be provided consistent with the 2006 South Carolina Induction and Mentoring Program Implementation Guidelines.
Midland's Superintendents' Agreement
on Hiring Personnel
"The school districts of Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Fairfield, and Kershaw counties, and Ft. Stewart/Ft. Jackson schools have agreed that teachers under contract will be considered for release on April 15 and May 31 only if a suitable replacement can be found. All school districts of Lexington, Richland, Calhoun, Fairfield, and Kershaw counties and Ft. Stewart/Ft. Jackson schools have also agreed that no teacher can be interviewed or offered a contract if they are already under contract after May 31. Exceptions to this agreement include employees currently under contract that will received a promotion, i.e., teacher to administrator; administrative assistant to assistant principal; or assistant principal to principal; etc. In such cases the two superintendents of the affected districts will discuss such possibilities.
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Calhoun County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following people in the District have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy:
The Director of Human Resources, George Kiernan, should be contacted for all non-student and/or employment-related issues at 803-655-7310 or at P.O. Box 215, St. Matthews, SC 29135.
The Deputy Superintendent, Mr. Ferlondo Tullock, should be contacted for all student issues including those related to Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 at 803-655-2624, or at P.O. Box 215, St. Matthews, SC 29135. Inquiries concerning non-discrimination can also be made to the United States Department of Education's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Washington, DC.