Author Archives: Jane Sharp

I Will Seek Re-Election

When I first ran for the Rock Hill Three Board of Trustees in 2010 I promised to be “a strong voice for children”.  The impact of our Board actions on students and their learning has been my guide for decisions … Continue reading

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In Policy or Not Policy?

When I was considering running for the School Board in 2010 an early step was to visit the Rock Hill Schools web site to download and study all the Policies concerning the Board of Trustees.

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Common Core Is NOT a Government Conspiracy But ……….

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English, language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. Note there are no standards for Science … Continue reading

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Public Schools Outperform Public Charters

This blog first appeared on The Herald editorial page, January 11, 2014 On October 29, 2013, a guest editorial in The Herald ended a report on public charter schools by concluding that “the innovation and out-of-the-box thinking that charter schools … Continue reading

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Zais Flexibility? For Whom?

Update on Post:  Immediately after sounding the alarm below on Zais’ proposed changes to Regulation 43-205  I started making my own phone calls to all S.C. School Board members and found that the meeting on Wednesday will be in the … Continue reading

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The Search for a Super Superintendent: Whys & Hows of Search Firms

This discussion consists of my reflections and opinions on our superintendent search.  It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of other Board members. We may increase our chances of finding a truly super superintendent. We have talked on the Board … Continue reading

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Searching for a Super Superintendent: Effect on Student Achievement

Over the past three years my activities on the Board have become focused on monitoring and supporting accelerated academic progress for our students.  The Rock Hill 3 Board voted unanimously in fall 2012 that increasing academic progress must be our … Continue reading

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The Time is Now……..

Every description of School Board Responsibilities lists somewhere the responsibility for choosing a new superintendent.  That time is now for Rock Hill Three.   Our current superintendent, Lynn Moody, resigned from Rock Hill 3 and will be moving back to … Continue reading

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Academic Improvement Committee Established

At the August 12 Rock Hill School Board work session Chairman Jim Vining announced the establishment of a Board Academic Improvement Committee.   I am very pleased to be chair with Ann Reid and Terrance Hutchinson also serving.  Our group’s purpose … Continue reading

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Choice, Reading, and Four Year Olds In 2013 Legislature

S 0279 Tax Credits for Tuition — Primary Sponsor Sen.  Larry Grooms.      Yes, there is a school tax credit bill this year. It would allow parents paying tuition to “independent schools” to take a state tax deduction of up … Continue reading

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