Sumter School Board expected to name district superintendent Thursday

BY BRUCE MILLS
bruce@theitem.com
Posted 3/6/19

Sumter School District's board of trustees plans to name its new superintendent on Thursday.

During the weekend, a district spokeswoman distributed an agenda for a called meeting on Thursday, and board Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty confirmed …

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Sumter School Board expected to name district superintendent Thursday

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Sumter School District's board of trustees plans to name its new superintendent on Thursday.

During the weekend, a district spokeswoman distributed an agenda for a called meeting on Thursday, and board Chairman the Rev. Ralph Canty confirmed those details Tuesday.

The three finalists are Cynthia Ambrose of Charleston County School District, Ronald Hargrave of Scotland County Schools in Laurinburg, North Carolina, and Penelope Martin-Knox of Baltimore County Public Schools in Towson, Maryland.

On two days at the end of last week and also on Monday, the three finalists each spent a day visiting Sumter and meeting with school district leaders, legislators, teachers and community members, among others, before having a final interview with the trustees in the evening.

The school board is not having any formal meetings with teachers or school/district administrators on the finalists before Thursday's vote but encourages them along with anyone else in the community to offer feedback by phone or email by today at 5 p.m. Board contact information can be found directly from the front page of the district's website at www.sumterschools.net.

Thursday's called meeting will be at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road, and, like all board-related meetings, the public is invited to attend.