Career Center’s Name to be decided in August

The Board of Trustees for the School District of Oconee County is still undecided on what to name the center planned for the new Oconee County Career and Technology Park. Oconee County Schools Associate Superintendent of Administration Steve Hanvey says that regardless the name of esteemed educator Fred Hamilton will remain on a school building within the district. “Well, at our Monday board meeting, we talked to the board about the current Hamilton Career Center and then the new career center that will open in August of 2020 and looking at the options of do we leave the Fred Hamilton name on the current facility as we repurposed it or would that name to the new building. The board is going to take that under consideration and then we will have a recommendation for them at the August meeting and they will make a decision. No matter what decision is made, the Fred Hamilton name will stay in the district at one of the two facilities as we have the utmost respect for what Mr. Hamilton has done in his career for the school district and all of our students. So, we will make that call come August and we will see which direction the board wants to go in on that.” The trustees will vote on the name for the new career center during their regular monthly meeting in August.