CCSD meets for the first time with Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait

VIDEO: CCSD meets for the first time with Superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Today was the first School Board meeting for the new Charleston County Superintendent.

With a week until school starts there are about 40 teaching positions that have not been filled. The board says they are confident that those positions will be filled.

Board member Rev. Chris Collins tells me they normally don't have this many vacancies at the beginning of the school year.

While at the meeting some community members expressed concerns about the superintendent selection process and the timing of the vote.

Board member Kate Darby says she's open for suggestions from the public on specific things the board can improve.

"We as a community have been through so much and it's just amazing to me to see the strength and teamwork and people working together," says Darby.

Darby goes on to say that she hopes the same for the school district and community, to find a way to work together.

In Dr. Postlewait's superintendent report she talked about her 90-day plan. She stressed the need to set goals and to create a plan to meet them. She also talked about the possibility of implementing a local report card that would highlight teaching and learning results.

"She's learning the process and trying to understand the needs of the people," says Collins "She just inherited a whole lot of problems, she's not the problem herself."

Dr. Postlewait will learn to work with the board members who voted 5 to 4 in favor of her appointment as she works with the community too.