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...preliminary approval Tuesday to a policy that alters how the district rehires retired teachers. School district attorney Bill Burkhalter said the system could negotiate a lower salary to keep a retiree in the classroom, but only if a teacher under contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-05-06/across-area
Teachers' arrests on sex charges not linked, officials say

...doing to take care of it. We haven't heard anything from the school," he said. Aiken County Schools attorney Bill Burkhalter said Ms. Key, who was employed at Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle when she was arrested, was being investigated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2009-11-04/teachers-arrests-sex-c
Crime & courts | Aiken County Crime | Crime & Courts
Aiken County schools cut 47 aides

...Aides employed based on students' individual education plan will stay on with the district. School district attorney Bill Burkhalter said employees were referred to the One-Stop Career Center. If new positions are added or one opens up, those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/13/met_527492.shtml
Metro
District honors records request

...try hard to be fair and to be even-handed and deal with reasonable requests," said the district's attorney, Bill Burkhalter. But don't pin a ribbon on the school district yet. Just because one district waived the fees and another did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/10/met_503359.shtml
Metro
Ex-coach's personnel file won't be released

...though the district might be violating state law. "We've never considered personnel files public record," said Bill Burkhalter, the school district's attorney. Bruce Zuehlke, Midland Valley's baseball coach for 12 years and an employee...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/07/hig_482545.shtml
High school | Aiken County Crime | Midland Valley High School
Veteran coach no longer a Mustang

...report. A decision to follow up on the allegations was approved Sept. 30. The investigation is still ongoing, said Bill Burkhalter, the school district's attorney. Lt. Troy Elwell, spokesman for the sheriff's office, did not return a phone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/23/hig_480506.shtml
High school | Aiken County Crime | Midland Valley High School
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...from concerned parents about a registered sex offender attending South Aiken High School. The board's attorney, Bill Burkhalter, told the crowd that under federal law students have a right to public education even if they're on the offender...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/14/met_198732.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Board of Education | Richmond County Crime | Cross Creek High School | South Aiken High School
Schools chief takes pay cut

...a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria and the ability to set aside money in annuities, according to school district attorney Bill Burkhalter. Although several South Carolina school districts have increased superintendents' salaries to stay nationally competitive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/11/29/met_154530.shtml
Metro
Aiken County's school board picks new leader

...forward to serving," Ms. English said. The tally of the secret-ballot vote was not revealed. District Attorney Bill Burkhalter said the board adopted a policy in the late 1980s to not state the vote because it didn't matter, the vote still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/13/met_108201.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Board of Education
School board changes rules on public comment at meetings

The Aiken County Board of Education has changed its policy on receiving public input at its meetings. Bill Burkhalter, the attorney for the county school district, said the new policy will allow the meetings to be conducted more efficiently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/26/aik_105788.shtml
Aiken County Board of Education