palmetto unified school districT
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getting to know palmetto unified
Palmetto Unified School District (PUSD) is a special statewide school district that provides academic and vocational programming year-round to adjudicated adults ages 17 - 21 in nine high schools. The population 21+ are served though nineteen adult education programs. Programming includes special education, literacy, GED, SC Diploma and over 50 vocational classes and limited post secondary vocational offerings in collaboration with technical colleges. PUSD has received the Palmetto Gold Award for Excellence since 2002.
Secondary certification is required specifically in one of the core areas: Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Special Education. There are limited administrative positions. The certified staff is paid according to the SC Teacher Pay Scale for 225 days per year. The district experiences a low teacher turnover with a 20:1 student teacher ratio.
The superintendent, the nine member school board, and the professional staff maintain focus on the Mission of the Palmetto Unified School District, "To improve the academic, vocational, and life-skills of offenders assigned to the South Carolina Department of Corrections so that they are better prepared to successfully re-enter society.
Palmetto Unified is an exciting and rewarding district for an educator who wants to make a difference in a unique educational setting.
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