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Berkeley County School District Seeks Community Feedback In Superintendent Search

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Members of the Berkeley County Board of Education are conducting a search to find the next superintendent of Berkeley County School District. One to three Board members will attend various events and programs throughout the county asking the community which characteristics they desire to see in the next superintendent. If you have any questions about these meetings or […]

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Cane Bay High’s Nicholas Snyder Named “2017 Teacher Of The Year”

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County School District (BCSD) named Cane Bay High’s Nicholas Snyder as the 2017 Teacher of the Year Thursday, April 20. BCSD honored Mr. Snyder and 43 school-level Teachers of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast at Trident Technical College. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Snyder thanked everyone who participated in the selection […]

Students Honor Classmate With Disability With Donation To Shriners Hospital
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Students Honor Classmate With Disability With Donation To Shriners Hospital

  GOOSE CREEK, SC — His parents were told by doctors he would never walk or talk. He was born with a birth defect. Through the years Marrington Elementary fifth grader Braddock Keffer surprised everyone. He’s used a reversible walker and at one point had braces on both feet, defying odds by walking. “Now he’s down to just one brace. […]

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BCSD High Schools To Dismiss 1 Hour Early Due To Inclement Weather

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District high schools will dismiss students one hour early due to the potential for severe weather. “As safety and security is our number one priority, officials will continue to monitor the storm to determine the potential impact on our schools,” stated BCSD spokesperson, Katie Orvin. Additionally, all after school activities canceled today and will be […]

Pictured L to R: Nicholas Snyder, Cane Bay High School; Dr. Shelly Matthews, Devon Forest Elementary School; and Dylan Hudson, Philip Simmons Middle School.
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3 Finalists Announced For 2017 ‘BCSD Teacher Of The Year’

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County School District (BCSD) announced its three Honor Roll Teacher of the Year finalists for the 2017 district Teacher of the Year at a banquet hosted at Freedom Church in Moncks Corner on Friday, March 24. The finalists- listed in alphabetical order by their school- are: Nicholas Snyder, Cane Bay High School; Dr. Shelly Matthews, Devon […]

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Berkeley County School Board Superintendent Brenda Blackburn Resigns

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – In a special called board meeting of the Berkeley County School District on Friday night, the Board voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Brenda Blackburn effective immediately and to appoint Chief Administrative Officer Deon Jackson as Interim Superintendent. Blackburn’s resignation comes after the district fired their Chief Financial Officer Brantley Thomas on February 7, 2017. Thomas […]

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BCSD Rolls Out 15 New Propane School Buses Thursday

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Berkeley County School District will receive 15 new propane-fueled school buses at their Westview Bus Lot in Goose Creek on Thursday morning, March 2. The cleaner fuel buses will then begin their first routes that same afternoon.   “We are excited to receive these new propane buses and even more excited to include the buses […]

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BCSD Educators Honored With Teacher Of The Year Awards

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District (BCSD) announces its 2017 Teachers of the Year. These educators will be considered for 2017 District Teacher of the Year. Each year, teachers at BCSD schools nominate three educators to be considered for school-level Teacher of the Year. Each completes a statement of philosophy and a biography. The nominee receiving the most votes from […]

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BCSD: Ex-Chief Financial Officer Stole Nearly $400K, Votes To Fire Accounting Firm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley County School District officials, ex- Chief Financial Officer Brantley Thomas admitted to stealing nearly $400,000 from the district. The board revealed that information during a Tuesday night meeting where board members also voted to fire its accounting firm and called for an internal audit. In mid-January, the school district announced that Greene, Finney, and Horton, LLC […]

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Berkeley County School District Chief Financial Officer Fired

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to the Berkeley County School District, Brantley Thomas has been terminated from his position as Chief Financial Officer with the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) effective February 7, 2017. Thomas had been employed with BCSD since 1993. On Sunday, February 5, 2017, the BCSD was contacted by its financial institution Wells Fargo Bank requesting a meeting with […]