Charleston County School Board voting on controversial pay raise

Charleston County School Board voting on controversial pay raise
July 16 16:29 2017 Print This Article

Monday, July 17 the Charleston County School Board could vote to give consolidated board members a raise of $14,428 annually or about 40% of a first-year teacher’s salary. Constituent board members could receive $7,214 or about 20% of a new teacher’s salary. Currently consolidated board members earn $25 per meeting and constituent board members $20 per meeting. The meeting is at 75 Calhoun, and people wishing to sign up for public comment must do so before 5:15 pm. Find the agenda here.

Tuesday, July 18 Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait will have a community leaders listening session meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Up to this point, Postlewait has had listening sessions for teachers, principals, students, business leaders, and parents. Now it is the community’s turn. She has continued to have weekly teacher meetings. There will be one this week on Wednesday, July 19 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Both meetings will be at the district headquarters at 75 Calhoun Street. Both listening sessions include a public comment period.

District 9 Constituent School Board, which includes Johns and Wadmalaw Islands, will have a town hall on Wednesday, July 19 at 6:00 pm at St. John’s High School. Panelists include CCSD Board Member Rev. Dr. Eric Mack, CCSD Chief Human Resources Officer Bill Briggman, CCSD Chief Operating Officer Jeff Borowy, Kimberly Foxworthy from CCSD Early Childhood division, Jason Sakran from CCSD After School Programs division, and James Lynch from CCSD Transportation division.