2DAC – Two Days at the Capitol
March 4 and April 22, 2020

2DAC is two days during the legislative session for board members, superintendents and other public school advocates to spend time at the State House meeting with legislators to discuss public school issues, attend legislative committee meetings and increase the visibility and voice of local school boards.

Get on board!

Download SCSBA’s new guide to school board member roles and responsibilities here.

Partner with us

SCSBA Associate Members and President’s Club Members allow SCSBA to expand services to school boards and provide invaluable statewide training and networking opportunities for the district leadership teams who work on behalf of South Carolina’s public school children.

Your membership demonstrates your support of public schools and those who serve them.

  • Download the Associate Membership brochure here.
  • Download the President’s Club flyer here.
  • For more information, please contact Gwen Hampton, Director of Leadership Development.

S.C. School Report Cards
Lexington Two Board of Trustees announces superintendent search

The Board of Trustees of the Lexington Two School District seeks a superintendent of schools. All candidates should be able to demonstrate a proven record of exceptional leadership with the following additional qualifications.

  • A visible, accessible, approachable leader who is committed to building mutual respect and trust and serving as a model and mentor among staff.
  • An administrator with thorough knowledge of and successful experience in school district management including information technology, staff development, program assessment, accountability measures and school improvement.
  • A person who understands the complexities of school finance, has the ability to interpret educational and financial data, and who will maximize the use of resources in support of the educational programs of the district.
  • A leader with a vision of educational excellence, who will work cooperatively with the board of education and building relationships with students, staff, parents and the community to achieve academic excellence for all students.
  • A leader who has the ability to analyze current situations, initiate appropriate action, inform the board of trustees when advisable, and who will provide leadership in the development of short-and long-term goals for the district.
  • An articulate communicator with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work creatively, effectively, and visibly with board members, staff, students, parents and the community.

The candidate will begin as Superintendent-elect on July 1, 2020; then he/she will become Superintendent on July 1, 2021.

Candidates are requested to submit all application materials electronically to jlegrand@scsba.org by April 20, 2020.

Census 2020 — Everybody counts

Once every decade, the United States conducts a census to count the country’s population. Each year, the Federal Government distributes approximately $675 billion (yes, billion) to the states. South Carolina averages $7.1 billion in direct Federal aid to the State budget. That’s approximately $1,468 per person. The census directly impacts federal funding for schools and communities in South Carolina, including funding for special education, teacher training, school meals assistance, technology and after-school programs. Traditionally, children are among the most undercounted on the census. According to the Count All Kids Campaign, more than two million young children nationally were missed in the 2010 Census. If we undercount children in the 2020 Census, South Carolina could miss out on funding for the programs our students depend on.

Click here to download a handout with tips for school board members and school districts as you work together to ensure that your community’s residents are counted accurately.

Advocacy resources

New! Introducing the SCSBA Sharing Hub

The SCSBA Sharing Hub is a place for board members to share successful programs, initiatives and ideas. Click here to join the SCSBA Sharing Hub Facebook group. Once you “join the group,” you will be able to make posts, attach files and share photographs and videos that will help others understand the great programs happening in your district. The sharing hub is an idea that was developed by SCSBA President Wesley Hightower and SCSBA staff as a place for board members to collaborate, with the goal of expanding opportunities for all students. School Board members, school districts staff, Associates and Affiliates are encouraged to join.