Former CCSD Super McGinley not seeking Berkeley job

Dr. Nancy McGinley at a press conference October 21. 2014 announcing Bud Walpole removal as head coach of Academic Magnet.

CHARLESTON, SC  -The former superintendent of Charleston County Schools tells News 2 that she is not a candidate for the same job in Berkeley County, at least not long-term.

Dr. Nancy McGinley says spoke with Berkeley County officials about their need for an interim superintendent, and that she would serve in that role for a year if they needed her.  McGinley said that would give her a chance to see if she fits in with the school board and whether the community shares the same values and priorities.

McGinley tells News 2 it’s “kind of like getting engaged before jumping into a marriage.”

But McGinley says Berkeley County has not asked her to be the interim superintendent at this time, and the search for a permanent superintendent continues.

That search began in November when then-Superintendent Rodney Thompson asked to be released from his contract effective at the end of July.  Thompson has been on leave since April when he was indicted on a misdemeanor ethics charge related to the “Yes 4 Schools” campaign.

The Berkeley County School Board identified three finalists, but one of them dropped out of consideration in May, and the board restarted the search process.

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