Colleton school board names acting superintendent

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) - The Colleton County SchoolDistrict has a new temporary superintendent.

According to board member William Bowman Jr., Dr. FranklinFoster will serve as acting superintendent until the board can find a long-terminterim superintendent. Foster currently serves as the human resources directorfor the district.

Bowman said the board hopes to have a permanent replacementfor outgoing superintendent Leila Williams. However, three of the board membersare up for re-election which means there is a delay in finding a newsuperintendent.

Bowman said the board decided they did not want to hire areplacement for Williams with a number of board members facing re-election.

Williams was fired earlier this week after the board enteredexecutive session and decided to end her contract even though she had recentlysigned on for another year.

District officials said no one thing contributed to Williamsbeing fired.{}