Sumter School board interviews 4 search consulting firms


Sumter School District's Board of Trustees interviewed four superintendent search consulting firms in executive session on Tuesday night at a special called meeting at the district office.

After the interviews, the board returned to open session but took no action.

Board Chairman the Rev. Daryl McGhaney said after the meeting the trustees expect to pick a search consultant soon and enter into a contract.

McGhaney said the board hasn't specifically discussed a timeline for when it hopes to have its next full-time superintendent in place. He did say it will be a national search but is also open to internal candidates.

Debbie Hamm, a former Richland District 2 superintendent and long-time administrator, is in her second and final year as the district's interim superintendent.