If you spent any time looking at the faces of those who showed to mark 100 years of public education in Oconee County’s Keowee community, you couldn’t help conclude that small schools in small communities still work well. With a student enrollment of 380, as one teacher told us, the teacher-studio ratio is conducive to good education.
And, considering the pride and ownership, that students, parents, teachers, and alumni take in what today is Keowee Elementary School, it seems unimaginable today to remember today that it wasn’t too many years ago that an asbestos problem proved a threat to the community school. And not too many years ago when rumors spread that the school district might close the school for financial reasons. That all seems unimaginable today.
That’s our view. What’s yours?