This edition of In the Loop, published and distributed by the Department of Communications and Community Engagement, provides a highlighted summary of actions taken by the Berkeley County Board of Education at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.
Principals in Berkeley County School District have chosen their Rookie Teachers of the Year. These teachers will now be considered for District Rookie Teacher of the Year. These incredible teachers were nominated based on seven criteria. Click to learn more and to see the list of nominees!
Mr. Brantley Thomas has been terminated from his position as Chief Financial Officer with the Berkeley County School District. On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the BCSD was contacted by its financial institution Wells Fargo Bank requesting a meeting with BCSD’s legal counsel and BCSD officials and representatives of Wells Fargo and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. On Monday morning, February 6, 2017, attorneys for the Berkeley County School District, Chair Sally Wofford, Vice Chair Mac McQuillin, and Superintendent Brenda Blackburn met with Wells Fargo and the FBI and were informed of an investigation into criminal misconduct by Mr. Thomas. Based on the information provided, Mr. Thomas was terminated.
Berkeley County School District offers a number of innovative programs for students and families looking for a learning environment with emphasis on a specific theme or goal. These offerings include the arts, school-within-a-school small learning communities, highly-rigorous academics, and more. See below for information about these innovative opportunities.
Berkeley County School District recently contracted with Hanover Research to conduct a third-party study of our Late In/Early Release practices. An important aspect of this study is feedback from parents.
Would you please take 5 minutes to complete the parent survey accessible through the link below? The survey will remain open through February 28, 2017.
Thank you for assisting us in gathering data to examine the effectiveness of Late In/Early Release.
We would like to thank all the family members that came to visit with their students for the Donuts with Dads event, we had a tremendous turn out! We had over 600 visitors for Donuts for Dads! A very special thank you to our Nexton Elementary PTA for raising the funds to provide the sweet treats to our visitors. The PTA and School Improvement Council would like to welcome all of you back again next Thursday, February 23 at 3:00 pm for your valuable input.We would be grateful for your participation.