Charleston Co. House Delegation calls meeting to discuss school board’s actions
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston Statehouse legislative delegation has announced its plans to meet to discuss the controversy in the Charleston County School District after five members of the board voted to place the superintendent on paid administrative leave.
Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien was placed on leave on Sept. 25.
South Carolina Representative Joe Bustos says he wishes the governor had requested state Inspector General to investigate what happened during the actions of the meeting.
“My concern is that the longer we delay, the more may impact the schools and the children’s education,” Bustos says. “The children of this county are what I’m most concerned about, and then the taxpayer is paying a lot of money.”
On Monday, the delegation will meet at North Charleston City Hall at 11:30 a.m. to “discuss and receive testimony regarding recent personnel actions” by the board and their compliance with South Carolina laws.
“I want to reassure the parents that we are doing all that we possibly can to make certain that the school board is overseeing a good operation of the public schools,” Bustos says.
The delegation has invited Gallien, the school board and the acting superintendent to participate in Monday’s meeting.
The public is also invited to attend or provide comments through email or in writing.
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