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Sumter School District policy committee to discuss subgroup system Tuesday

BY BRUCE MILLS
bruce@theitem.com
Posted 11/2/19
Sumter School District's Policy Committee will meet Tuesday at the district office. Committee Chairman the Rev. Daryl McGhaney announced the meeting Monday during the board's monthly work session. Among other topics, the committee is expected …

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Sumter School District policy committee to discuss subgroup system Tuesday

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Sumter School District's Policy Committee will meet Tuesday at the district office.

Committee Chairman the Rev. Daryl McGhaney announced the meeting Monday during the board's monthly work session.

Among other topics, the committee is expected to discuss rationale for the board to potentially eliminate its standing committee system or to only remove the public from serving on those committees. The board currently has three advisory committees - finance, facilities and policy.

Area 3 Trustee and Policy Committee member Matthew "Mac" McLeod has said previously he favors the idea that members of the public could serve, as needed, on ad-hoc committees when the board has a specific need for assistance on particular projects.

Area 1 Trustee and fellow Policy Committee member Brian Alston has previously favored eliminating public members on standing committees and instead have public members on a new Citizens Advisory Committee that would potentially meet quarterly.

Like all board-related meetings, the public is allowed to attend. However, there is no public participation during committee meetings. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road.