CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - State Representative Wendell Gilliard is questioning the decision of the new leadership of the Charleston County school district.
Gilliard wrote a letter to the school board about newly appointed superintendent, Michael Bobby. He's the district's former Chief Financial Officer.
Gilliard says that Dr. Lisa Herring, currently the district's Chief Academic Officer is more qualified to deal with academics.
In his letter to board members, Gaillaid challenged the district for an answer.
Dear Chairperson Coats:
As a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives serving Charleston County constituents of District 1 1 1, I believe that the acceptance of Dr. Nancy McGinley's resignation from the position of superintendent by the board of trustees has caused another unfortunate controversy. In my opinion, current Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Lisa Herring should have been tapped to fill this post as she is responsible for recommending and carrying out programs involving but not limited to: curriculum, intervention, guidance, and district health services.
In closing, I would hope that the board would reverse its decision and name Dr. Herring interim superintendent as I feel that her credentials and work thus far would make her an obvious choice. Also, I request that you come before the entire Charleston County Legislative Delegation at an upcoming meeting to discuss this issue fully.