2011-11-30 / Front Page

Redish not offered Chester County job

By SCOTT POWELL Ledger Staff Writer spowell@gaffneyledger.com

A Kershaw school administrator is the top choice to become the new Chester County superintendent.

The Chester County School Board voted 7-0 Monday to offer the superintendent job to Kershaw Assistant Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman. She was selected from a group of finalists that included Cherokee County Associate Superintendent Dr. Carlotta Redish, Beaufort Chief Instructional Services Officer Dr. Ahmed Alford and Wilkes County Superintendent Dr. Stephen Laws.

The Chester School Board handled its own superintendent search with the assistance of interim superintendent John Taylor. Chester school trustees met in a called school board meeting Monday to finalize their decision.

It was not immediately known whether Slayman had accepted the Chester superintendent job. Taylor did not return a phone call at his office Tuesday for further information about the Chester school board meeting.

The news about Redish’s status comes as the Cherokee County School Board prepares to make further progress on its own superintendent search.

The school board is scheduled to meet in December to review the 33 applications and select a list of semifinalists for the superintendent position. School trustees are expected to interview superintendent candidates Jan. 10-12.

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