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Non Discrimination Statement

over 5 years ago

Applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, and employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Laurens County School District No. 55 are hereby notified that the district is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.  It is the policy of the district not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, immigrant status, English-speaking status, marital status, or disability with regard to its students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment.  

Inquiries concerning Laurens County School District No. 55's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 should be directed to:

 Pupil Personnel Services

Laurens County School District No. 55

1029 West Main Street

Laurens, South Carolina 29360


Dr. George Ward, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, has been designated by Laurens County School District No. 55 to coordinate the district's efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. 


over 2 years ago

Ford Newsletters

over 2 years ago

Ford Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

over 2 years ago

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Ford Elementary 

By Emily Torres, ESOL Teacher

On Friday, October 13, 2017, Ford Elementary School hosted a Hispanic Heritage Music Celebration. The International Dance Academy performed 4 traditional folk dances from different regions of Mexico.  One of the dances is popularly known as The Mexican Hat Dance. The dancers wore beautiful traditional dresses and suits. In one dance the dancers even balanced candles on their head as they danced. The performers were middle school and high school students from the Greenville area.       

Under the direction of Mrs. Kerri Gearheart, the music teacher at Ford, all Ford Elementary students sang songs in Spanish and in English: Mi Cuerpo (My Body), Los Pollitos Dicen (The Chick Say), and Stand By Me.      

Our students from Laurens District 55 were able to take a trip around the world and back in time as they viewed these performances and sang right here in our county. Our Hispanic students were able to see older students from their culture perform beautifully and present their culture and traditions in a positive light.       

The International Dance Academy from Greenville, SC was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Castillo in 2007. The dance group performs folk dances from a variety of countries. The founders want to keep these traditional customs and dances alive for future generations.  

International Dance Academy Dancers

Ford Students

over 2 years ago

By Angela Bates, MLIS

Ford Students "Slide" Into the 2017-2018 School Year!

First Day

Setting the tone for a spectacular year

Ford Elementary School students returned to school on August 17th to be greeted by inflatable bouncy house slides and cheers from Presbyterian College cheerleaders as they prepared to "slide" into the new school year. As students arrived, they were led to the inflatable area where they were given a few moments to jump in the bouncy house and then slide out through the inflatable slide as they were cheered on by the visiting cheer squad from Presbyterian College in Newberry, SC.

Each year Ford Principal Zak Watson makes it a priority to ensure students are enthusiastically greeted as they arrive to start a new school year. This year was no different and the surprised expressions and huge smiles were a welcomed sight as Ford students began a new school year!