CCSD adds unadvertised administrative jobs

CCSD adds unadvertised administrative jobs
July 02 15:24 2018 Print This Article

Lowcountry Source has learned the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait is adding administrative jobs without posting them on-line or gaining school board approval. The positions are given the designation “interim” and the employees are paired with directors or executive directors who are already receiving six-figure salaries. A new position was created for former elementary school principal John Cobb – Executive Director of Administrator Mentoring and Coaching. Cobb is only mentoring one administrator. Filling these positions without posting them on-line and setting up an interview process may be a violation of state employment law.

The CCSD did post the long-unfilled position of Chief Financial Officer in 2017 and interviewed five candidates. The district wound up hiring Don Kennedy to the position. Kennedy did not apply for the job and accepted it without the customary audit.

Lowcountry Source has also learned about the practice of vendors hiring “street consultants” to attempt to persuade or coerce school board members into approving high-dollar contracts.