Charleston County School District, South Carolina
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- 1 Website evaluation
- 2 Leadership
- 3 Budget
- 4 Academic performance
- 5 Reform
- 6 External links
- 7 References
- Main article: Evaluation of South Carolina school district websites
Last rated on June 13, 2012.
- Board members, minutes and meetings posted.
- Budgets and audits are posted.
- Teacher salary schedules are posted.
- Links to academic performance reports are posted.
- Administrative directory posted
- Information on sales taxes posted. Revenues are mills are included within budget documents.
- A contact is provided for Freedom of Information Act requests.
- Administrative contact details are not listed.
- Background check policy is not posted.
- FOIA policies are not posted.
Below is a list of current Board of Trustee members:
|Cindy Bohn Coats (Vice-Chair)||2014|
|Chris Fraser (Chair)||2012|
|Toya Hampton Green||2012|
|Elisabeth Ann Oplinger||2012|
The FY 2012 salary schedule is posted and ranges from $33,740 for certain first year teachers to $69,295 for teachers with 30 years experience and a Doctorate degree. No employees received COLA adjustments under the FY 2012 budget.
Dr. Nancy J. McGinley serves as Superintendent of the Charleston County School District (CCSD), where she oversees a Council of the Great City Schools system that includes 42,500 students, 75 schools, five specialized programs, and over 5,000 employees. Dr. McGinley is also a former award-winning principal and Chief Academic Officer.
Charleston County School District publishes its annual budget on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
CCSD's growth rating according to South Carolina Department of Education district report cards for the 2011 school year jumped from "Below Average" to "Excellent," and its absolute rating increased from "Average" to "Good." In 2011, the graduation rate increased from 67% to 72%.
|Rating||CCSD Schools 2010||CCSD Schools 2011||Change|
PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) 2009-2010
Federal law requires students in grades 3-8 to take a state test based on state academic standards.
The table below shows the percentage of students in the Charleston County School District who met or exceeded the state standard in 2010 and 2009.
|PASS||Writing 2010||Writing 2009||English 2010||English 2009||Math 2010||Math 2009||Science 2010||Science 2009||Social Studies 2010||Social Studies 2009|
Charter schools in the District include:
- Apple Charter School (K-8)
- Charleston Charter School for Math and Science (6-12)
- Charleston Development Academy Public Charter (CD/K-8)
- East Cooper Montessori Charter Schools (1-8)
- Greg Mathis Charter School (9-12)
- James Island Charter School (9-12)
- Orange Grove Elementary Charter School (CD/K-5)
- Pattison's Academy for Comprehensive Education (K-12)
On April 1, 2009, the South Carolina Legislature passed H3352 which requires school districts in the state to post a check register and credit card statement online. All school districts are required to post monthly statements beginning June 30, 2010.
As of December 23, 2010 the district complies with the law.
- Charleston County School District Official Website
- School Matters - district profile
- Local School Directory - Charleston County
- Charleston County School District, LinkedIn
- Charleston County School District, Trulia
- BOT members
- Agendas, Calendar
- Budget and Audits
- Salary Schedule
- Performance Reports
- Staff Directory
- Sales Tax
- General Counsel
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- Dr. McGinley bio
- Charleston County School District, "CCSD Budgets & Audits," September 23, 2013
- CCSD Schools Make Ratings Leap!, CCSD
- Char PASS
- Charter Schools
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