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Town halls address under-performing Charleston County schools

Town halls address under-performing Charleston County schools (WCIV)

Charleston County School Board trustee Kevin Hollinshead is spearheading an effort to gather the community for an in-depth discussion on how to improve under-performing schools.

Hollinshead and other community leaders are hosting a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the ILA Hall in Charleston. It's the second of three town hall discussions planned focusing on Charleston County schools.

Organizers say they are looking to the public for assistance now, in an effort to bring ideas and solutions back to the board, and help them create a comprehensive improvement plan.

Charleston County had nine schools in the bottom percentile for success in the Palmetto State in 2018, according to recent state report cards.

Hollinshead says board members are now focusing on those schools. State education officials also say funding has been allocated to help jump-start the improvement of those predominantly black schools.

But Hollinshead and others say no progress can be made unless the community is included.

Hollinshead said CCSD superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait is slated to attend the third and final town hall.

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