The Anson County Board of Education reviewed unofficial, preliminary results of student academic accomplishments on Monday.
The State Board of Education must still certify the results.
According to the new AMO, Annual Measurable Objectives, only one out of 11 schools met all objectives for the schools. The objectives varied by school. For example, Anson County Early College and Anson Academy each had three targets, proficiency in reading and math and the school’s four-year graduation rate. ACEC met all three with at least 87 percent in each category. Anson Academy only met one of the goals with 62.5 percent of students graduating in four years and 48.5 percent graduating in five years. Less than 5 percent of Anson Academy students were proficient in math and 22.2 percent were proficient in reading. Anson New Tech met two of its three goals with 93.8 percent of students graduating in four years and the same percentage proficient in reading. However, only 65.6 percent of students were proficient in math.
The other schools in Anson had many more targets, with objectives for students as a whole and dividing the student population into white students, black students, economically disadvantaged students or students with disabilities, for example. Each of the remaining schools met the majority of their goals.
The School Board tabled finding a replacement for the Rev. Rob Rollins, who resigned from his seat and whose last meeting was last month. Board attorney Michael Flake outlined part of the process for Rollins’ replacement. The board will seek letters of interest from residents of District 7, where Rollins resided, and after the time period for letters has expired, vote on those submissions. He said the matter was complicated because Rollins’ term will expire this year and he was seeking advice on how this might complicate the process.