Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Shane Robbins received an overall “effective” evaluation for the 2019-20 school year.
“Based on our discussion, the board has confidence in Dr. Robbins’ ability to lead the district and is pleased with his job performance as our leader,” said Kershaw County School Board Chairman James Smith. “In the board’s opinion, Dr. Robbins is very committed to the success and growth of all students.”
Smith said that the district did not “miss a beat” when COVID-19 struck. “Dr. Robbins stepped up and set up stakeholders’ meetings to help define the school opening and ensure that all students and staff members are kept safe during this pandemic.”
“He has an exceptional understanding of technology, distance learning in educational programming, and promotes the use of the most effective and appropriate technology to support teaching and learning,” Smith added. “Dr. Robbins makes sound fiscal decisions in line with the district’s strategic goals and has established a clear and transparent system of fiscal control and accountability.”
Robbins noted that the school district’s success has been a team effort. “While these remarks were made as part of my annual evaluation, the results would not have been possible without the work of our dedicated staff, students and families. I am blessed to work with such a great group of people.”
Smith also congratulated Robbins for:
the North Central High School tornado response,
the general fund revenue increase,
the construction planning of the new North Central Elementary School,,
the conversion of the old Applied Technology Education Campus into the district’s virtual and educational training center,
the Purple Star District designation,
the district’s “Welcome” video and
the State of the District Breakfast.
Smith and his fellow trustees commended Robbins for his working relationship with them and his “continuing involvement with the business and faith communities.”
The school board voted to extend Robbins’ contract by one year through June 30, 2023, and to give him the same percentage increase provided to the district teachers, if and when, that is approved.