NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District's selection of Robert Grimm as principal of North Charleston High School has caused some controversy.
Some community leaders say Grimm doesn't have the qualifications to turn around a school like North Charleston High.
Michael Miller served on the selection committee and says whoever is chosen as principal should have a successful track record of having already turned around a failing high school with data to back it up. He says none of the candidates met that criteria.
Charleston County Superintendent Nancy McGinley says she stands by Grimm as the district's choice for principal.
"He will be working closely with our associate superintendent of the innovation zone, Dr. Jim Winbush, a former turnaround principal, to provide terrific on-site leadership skills and a great 1-2 combination," McGinley said in a statement Wednesday.
Grimm previously served as principal at C.E. Williams Middle School.