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CFO discussion on agenda today for CCSD board of trustees

CCSD main office (File/WCIV)

It's been months and Charleston County School District still doesn't have a chief financial officer. It's expected to be a topic of discussion behind closed doors today.

The topic is among four items on the school board's agenda for executive session. It's under a heading of "Receipt of Legal Advice related to matters covered by attorney-client privilege pursuant to §30-4-70-(a)(2)."

It's been almost four months since CCSD had a full-time CFO.

Glenn Stiegman left the position last May on what was reported as medical leave. A month later the 69-year-old announced he would retire due to medical reasons.

Prior to Stiegman's medical leave, it was revealed he'd been arrested three times before being hired by the school district. In all three cases, he was charged with driving under the influence.

As CFO Stiegman oversaw CCSD's $480 million budget.

We've asked CCSD officials who's been handling the duties of the CFO in the four months since Stiegman retired. The position is still posted on the district's website.

In a recent interview with ABC News 4 community vlogger Quintin Washington, CCSD board member Kevin Hollinshead said Stiegman has been working as a consultant for the district. CCSD spokesman Andy Pruitt confirmed Stiegman has been working as a paid advisor.

Kellie Meyer, executive director of financial services for CCSD, has been handling some duties of the CFO since July 1, Pruitt said.

"He had to be escorted off the property," Hollinshead said of Stiegman. "...Now he's back as a consultant. Michael (CCSD board member Michael Miller) and I are scratching our heads because we're hearing the superintendent wants to give him a full contract again."

Hollinshead told Washington board members were attempting to obtain Angie Smith "a position to head that position up for us."

The board member claims superintendent Gerrita Postlewait didn't like that idea.

"She didn't want any local people into the finance of Charleston County (school district) that could get (information) back to the community," Hollinshead claimed.

Monday’s meeting is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at the district’s office at 75 Calhoun Street. An open session will follow immediately after at approximately 5:15 p.m.



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