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Scotland County Board of Education At-Large

The Scotland County Board of Education is the local governing body of the County Public School System. Its members are elected in nonpartisan elections and must reside in the townships they serve but are elected countywide and serve staggered 4-year terms.The 7-member school board has 5 primary responsibilities:1. Employ the superintendent2. Establish policy3. Determine annual operating and capital budgets4. Approve student assignment boundaries5. Oversee the management of the school district’s major systems, including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services

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  • Carolyn M. Banks

  • Jimmy R. Bennett

Biographical Information

What experience and qualities do you feel you bring to this office? (YouTube link or text, or both)

What do you think is the most important responsibility of a school board member?

What are the critical state funding needs for this county’s schools and how would you address those needs?

How would you assess teacher satisfaction in the county and how would you promote professional development?

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Please explain your choice.

What are the issues in recruiting and retaining qualified teachers?

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Contact Phone (910) 610-5204
email address jimmy@goldleafseed.com
Position/philosophy statement I have experience i was on the board for eight years.
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to make sure all children get a fair and equal education.
Making sure teachers get what they need to teach the kids.
I think teachers satisfaction is low in the county they need support of the board and office staff.
Very unimportant
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that where it all start. At that level.
good qualified teachers needs to be compensated.