In a 5 to 4 vote, the CCSD Board of Trustees chose to offer Dr. Postlewait the position of superintendent of the district. Before and after the announcement, many said the process had a lack of transparency and other accused the board of being racist in their decision.
The NAACP held a press conference on Thursday, July 2, asking the new superintendent to decline the district’s offer.
Dot Scott of the Charleston NAACP and many others from the African American community showed their frustration with the decision.
Board member, Rev. Chris Collins told News 2 the process was rigged.
On Thursday evening, the NAACP echoed Reverend Collins, calling for board president, Cindy Bohn Coats to resign and even asking that Postlewait decline the job offer.
Board member Michael Miller released a statement and said “isn’t it ironic that the board members that voted in favor of Dr. Postlewait are also the ones who met with her prematurely and in private. This process has been flawed from the very beginning and it lacked transparency and fairness. Now we have to concentrate on trying to rebuild and regain trust in our community and with our constituents.”
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