Podcast: Olivia Thompson

College of Charleston professor Olivia Thompson heads up a farm-to-school initiative that creates school-based gardens that provide learning opportunities, along with fresh and nutritious food, for students. Her efforts also include linking farmers with school cafeterias. This is an exciting concept that has the potential to support schools across the state.

2015 homepromo standupStand up!

Adequately funded, student-centered public schools provide a safe and supportive environment where our children grow and learn. They prepare America’s children for a lifetime of learning and doing in a diverse, democratic society and an interdependent global economy.

Visit Stand Up 4 SC Public Schools to read public school success stories from around South Carolina, contribute your own stories, and find out how you can make a difference!

Charleston County School District
Application deadline: May 15, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Charleston County School District seeks a superintendent of schools.  Charleston County School District (CCSD) is the second largest school system in South Carolina representing a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that span 1,000 square miles of coastal lands.  CCSD serves more than 48,000 students in 84 schools and several specialized programs.  With approximately 6,000 employees district-wide, CCSD is the fourth largest employer in the region.

Spartanburg School District Three
Application deadline: May 19, 2015

The Board of Trustees of Spartanburg School District Three seeks a superintendent of schools. The deadline for application is May 19, 2015. The candidate will begin July 1, 2015. Candidates should submit a letter of application, completed application form, current resume, and three reference letters. Email Spartanburgthreesearch@scsba.org for more information.

Each year the South Carolina School Boards Association Caucus of Black School Board Members holds an essay competition to select the recipient of a $500 college scholarship. This year’s deadline is April 27. Click here for additional information.