Budget shows commitment to priorities

The School District of Pickens County’s 2018-2019 general fund budget is distinguished by its commitment to three priorities: safety, people and opportunities.

In 2017-2018, the school board took steps to ensure full-time law enforcement coverage at some of our most remote elementary schools and part-time coverage at all others. Our middle and high schools have enjoyed full-time school resource officers for many years. The 2018-2019 budget includes new funding for full-time school resource officers at every school. In total, the SDPC will spend $1.3 million for resource officers in our schools in the coming year. Our commitment to safety will also extend beyond resource officers. The budget provides for a new

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