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BCSD School Board gets feedback in search for next superintendent

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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Officials have kicked off the search for a new superintendent of Berkeley County schools with a tour of the community.

The Berkeley County Board of Education held the first of several community meetings in an effort to get feedback on what Berkeley County residents want to see in the next Berkeley County School District Superintendent.

Monday night's meeting was the first in a series of ten community events through Saturday, May 13.

Several teachers and parents came out with questions and suggestions for what qualities they would like to see the next leader have.

One father who spoke to the board asked what they had learned since the last search, and what they hope to do better this time around.

The district's former superintendent, Brenda Blackburn, resigned after a financial investigation resulted in the firing of the school district's then chief financial officer. 

Board Chairwoman Sally Wofford said transparency is a key characteristic in what's she's looking for. 

Wofford also said hosting community sessions is a step forward towards more transparency.

If you have a child in the Berkeley County School District you can vote HERE on what you would like to see in the next Superintendent.

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