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Marion County Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent


Marion, SC, April 20, 2016– The Marion County School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kandace Bethea to the position of Interim Superintendent.  Dr. Bethea has served the district as Deputy Superintendent for the past four years.

As a native of Marion County, Bethea has the advantage of knowing the community, its strengths and opportunities for growth.  Bethea graduated from Mullins High School  and  continued her studies at the University of South Carolina where she earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education going on to earn her Master of Education, Educational Specialist and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Bethea began her career in education as an elementary teacher in Lexington School District Two and served as a school administrator in Sumter District 17 and Richland School District Two.  Upon her return to Marion County, she has served in the roles of assistant principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Marion County School District 1.

“I am very excited about the board entrusting me with the leadership for Marion County School District,” said Bethea.  “Dr. Strickland brought us through the rough road of consolidation and set us on a path of improvement.  I plan on using the tools already in place for continuous improvement for student achievement and look forward to working with the district team and all of our Marion County community.”

 The current Superintendent Dr. Dan Strickland announced his retirement last August effective June of 2016.




Marion County School District

4 Year-Old Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017


Parents in Marion, Mullins, and Britton’s Neck Attendance Zones:

Children who will be 4 years old before September 1, 2016 can register for Marion County School District’s 4 Year - Old Kindergarten classes.

Classes are available in all three attendance zones:

Easterling Primary School (Marion)

Mullins Early Childhood Center (Mullins)

Britton’s Neck Elementary School (Britton’s Neck)

Registration Dates

Applications are available to complete at each school or at Marion County School District Offices, 719 North Main Street, Marion. 

Requirements for Registration:  Social Security Card (preferred but not required), Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, Immunization Record, Medicaid Card, or Income Documentation

·       A Choice Program form will be available if interested in our 4K Montessori Classroom at Mullins Early Childhood Center!



For 4K program questions call Stacy Wilbanks, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum at 423-1811 or email at swilbanks@marion.k12.sc.us.



Marion County School District

Marion, South Carolina


Preparing all students to live and work effectively, responsibly and productively within our society.


To educate, prepare and inspire students to be productive citizens in a changing global society.


All students can become productive members of society.

Education is a partnership among students, families, schools, and community.

Our children are the center of all decision making.

Education should prepare students to succeed academically and socially so they can compete for quality jobs and become productive members of society.

Each person has intrinsic value and  worth and is a unique individual with different needs and abilities.