Superintendent, Kershaw County School District, Camden, South Carolina
Kershaw County School District
March 2, 2018
Camden, South Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
KERSHAW COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Camden, South Carolina
The Kershaw County School Board of Trustees is seeking an outstanding educational leader to serve as superintendent. Located in the heart of the Palmetto State, the Kershaw County School District is home to more than 10,500 students and over 1,000 employees. The district has three high schools, four middle schools, eleven elementary schools, a career and technology center, and an alternative school.
Located in the Midlands of South Carolina, Kershaw County is approximately two hours from Myrtle Beach, SC; two hours from the South Carolina mountains; two hours from Charleston, SC; and 30 minutes from Columbia, the state's capital. Several educational institutions of higher learning can be reached in about an hour.
The district is accredited by the South Carolina Department of Education and AdvancED. Its general fund budget totals more than $80 million, and its graduation rate is over 90%. More than 90 percent of graduates attend college or some other form of continuing education.
Kershaw County voters gave approval in November 2016 to a $129 million bond referendum and a 15-year penny sales tax to fund 17 construction projects including three new elementary schools and a new Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) to be built on a common campus with Central Carolina Technical College.
Due to strong financial management, the Kershaw County School District has achieved its highest bond rating ever, resulting in a savings of over $9.5 million in payments on existing debt. A Center for American Progress study measuring the productivity of school districts in the country rated the district as providing a “high return on its investment” - the only school district in the Midlands and one of only ten in the state to earn these marks. The district has also been named one of the country’s best for its use of technology by the Center for Digital Education.
The salary for the superintendent will be nationally competitive with an attractive benefit package. Applications are due April 20, 2018. More specific details about salary, skill set, and experiences desired are being determined and will be posted on the BWP & Associates’ website – www.bwpassociates.com - following meetings with the Board.
Please go to www.bwpassociates.com to view a detailed vacancy notice, complete the online application process, and submit required materials. For additional information, contact BWP search consultants: Dr. William Symons, 843.368.4312; Dr. Odell Stuckey, 803.360.0929; Mary Ann Blaskowitz, 803.243.9089.