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Williamsburg County Superintendent Dr. Rose Wilder has scheduled four “Evenings with the Superintendent,” throughout the county. Wilder will share basic information in preparing for the new school year and address questions and concerns if any.

Wilder had a similar meeting after the D.P. Cooper Board made the decision to dissolve the charter school. At that meeting she fielded questions and concerns about the move to dissolve the charter school and return to an elementary school this upcoming school year. She said this is another opportunity for the parents to be included. “I want to continue doing this because I don’t want the parents and community members to think we are not doing what we need to be doing,” said Wilder. “We’re working hard and I just want the parents to be able to know that they can ask questions or express their concerns.”

S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman appointed Wilder, a former superintendent in Clarendon County, after the state declared a state of emergency in the district, fired the former superintendent and stripped the board of trustees of their authority. The state will continue to maintain control until significant improvement in student achievement is seen, among other issues.

The schedule is as follows:

July 16, Salters - D.P. Cooper Elementary Gym at 6 p.m.

July 17, Greeleyville - C.E. Murray High School Gym at 6 p.m.

July 19, Hemingway - Hemingway High School Gym at 6 p.m.

July 23, Kingstree - Kingstree Senior High School Gym at 6 p.m.