Tuesday’s headlines: Seeking Charleston superintendent starting in September

The Charleston County School Board announced a timeline on Monday to find a new superintendent by March. The search is expected to begin in September, with an outreach plan to help develop specific criteria in October.

A superintendent’s term begins July 1, said board chairman Rev. Dr. Eric Mack, and finding a new superintendent in March will give that person time to transfer, adapt and grow. install in the new position.

Don Kennedy is the current superintendent.

Meanwhile, the neighborhood reported a low percentage of classroom shortages. After the first week of the new school year, district officials recorded 34 vacant teaching positions out of the approximately 3,700 classroom teaching positions.

In other titles:

Charleston is looking to invest $10 million to fix flood-prone intersection. A potential solution is in the works for the intersection of King and Huger streets in downtown Charleston. The city has already invested $5 million in the area to add bigger pipes and additional drains. However, the city offered to invest an additional $10 million to add a pumping station to evacuate the water faster. Meanwhilethe city is also looking at ways to mitigate flooding at the city market.

Monkeypox test issues similar to Covid failures. An infectious disease specialist from the Medical University of South Carolina and others have expressed concern about the current method of testing for monkeypox. Experts say similar problems at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic are reappearing. For news related to Covid, state health officials have reported no significant increase for students since the start of the school year.

Downtown hotel and apartment developments are causing hardship for area traders. A 1.75 acre downtown lot at 29-35 George Street is slated for the development of a 122-unit apartment building and a 50-room hotel. The area includes a one-story building and a parking lot used by nearby businesses. Merchants who rely on paid parking have expressed concern and concern about the loss of parking spaces near their businesses.

White House considers canceling $10,000 in school debt. The White House is considering canceling $10,000 in student loan debt for those earning less than $125,000 a year. In addition to an income threshold, officials are considering adding additional forgiveness to specific subsets of the population. An official announcement is expected soon.

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