School board defers decision re: Superintendent


For the Press and Standard

Despite the fact the item appeared on the March 16 Colleton County School District (CCSD), following a nearly two hour long executive session, no action was taken regarding Superintendent Vallerie Cave’s employment; executive sessions are closed to the public. However, what was known was the legal advice about her contract, and discussion of employment.

When the board reconvened following the executive session, it adjourned. This did not sit well with members of the public. They aired their complaints over the fact the board has several times placed on agendas the item of terminating Cave, yet never discussing nor voting.

Among those expressing frustration was Hiram Davis.

“Either fire her tonight, or let her do her job,” said Davis. “I’m tired of this.”

Also expressing his grievance was Jeraldo Brown, who took the board to task for a lack of consistency and commitment, among other comments he made.

“We have a personal vendetta, to put someone in office that would do what certain people want them to do,” Brown said. He added there was a clique who care more concerned about themselves than those who really matter: the students.

Cave has been the CCSD superintendent since July 2021. Her thus-far brief tenure has been marked by a mass resignation of teachers in what might be considered a vote of no confidence. Factors behind that include concerns over potential conflict of interests, discrimination, mismanagement of funds, and bullying.


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