Panel set to discuss possible outcomes for CCSD

Panel set to discuss possible outcomes for CCSD
January 27 14:55 2019 Print This Article

A 27-member panel will reveal a report Monday and Tuesday regarding four possible outcomes for Charleston County School District (CCSD) by 2035. The year marks the time when most children born in 2018 would be high school seniors. A presentation will be made to the Charleston County School Board Monday at 6 pm at Burke High School and interactive community forums will be conducted Tuesday at 6 pm at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School, Stall Hall School, Wando High School and St. John’s High School. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP. The project has been designated as Charleston’s Shared Future.

The panel, which consisted of CCSD administrators, principals, parents, students and community leaders, developed the four possible outcomes during nine days of workshops in September, October and November. The process was facilitated by the international consulting group Reos Partners. Each possible outcome involves certainties (such as Charleston continuing to experience rapid growth) and variables. Different school governance and instructional reforms were explored in the four different outcome scenarios.

The objective of Charleston’s Shared Future is to engage all stakeholders in Charleston County on what is possible to improve schools, programs and student outcomes. Discussion will include some of the challenges CCSD has faced in the past and how new approaches may increase opportunities for all CCSD high school graduates in 2035. Many community meetings will be held in the coming months.