The Sumter School District Board of Trustees is seeking an outstanding educational leader to serve as superintendent. Sumter School District enrolls more than 16,500 students in grades preschool through 12 and employs over 3,000 staff members. The district encompasses 682 square miles and serves students at 14 elementary schools, six middle schools, a K-8 college preparatory academy, three high schools, one alternative learning program, an adult education program, the Sumter County Career Center, and the Early Head Start program.
Sumter lies near the geographic center of the state, offers a highly diversified industrial structure, and is famed for its lovely gardens and charming residential neighborhoods. Part of the well-known Santee-Cooper Lakes region, Sumter is renowned for hunting, fishing, water sports and golf. Located between two great vacation centers, Sumter is 100 miles west of Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand and 175 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Columbia, the state capital, lies 44 miles to the west, and the major port city of Charleston is 99 miles south. Sumter is proud to be the home to three postsecondary institutions - USC Sumter, Central Carolina Technical College, and Morris College - as well as Shaw Air Force Base and the Third Army. All are integral parts of the community.
Sumter School District is accredited by the South Carolina Department of Education and AdvancED. Its general fund budget totals more than $131 million, and its graduation rate is over 80.7%. More than 67.2 percent of graduates attend college or some other form of continuing education. Nationally known for excellence, district schools have earned numerous prestigious recognitions. For more information, visit Sumter School District's website at www.sumterschools.net.
The Board expects to offer a nationally competitive compensation package negotiable based on the candidate's qualifications and experience. The current superintendent's salary and annuity is $213,200.
Applications are due Jan. 30, 2019. More specific details about the skill set and experiences desired are being determined and will be posted on the BWP website with the vacancy listing 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. Kevin Castner, (434)531-8171; Mary Ann Blaskowitz, (803) 243-9089;
Dr. Percy Mack, (803) 730-9419; Dr. Frank Morgan (803) 572-2571.
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