Understanding How the School Board Works

Our School Board governs the entire Charleston County School District.

Responsibilities of the School Board: 

  • Hire and manage a Superintendent, who serves as CEO of the School District

  • Approve $920 million annual budget, spending public taxpayer dollars on schools

  • Ensure federal, state, and district policies are followed


There are nine School Board members who each serve four-year terms. Board members receive a stipend of $25 per meeting for their volunteer service. Each member represents a section of our county, but they are elected by voters across Charleston County.

Voters get to vote for each seat open in School Board elections. These elections are held in November midterm and Presidential general election years. There are four School Board Member seats up for election in 2018.

Current Board

You can read more about the Charleston County School Board on their website