Welcome

  • On behalf of the Rock Hill Schools Board, welcome to the School Board website. We are pleased you have taken the time to learn more about your School Board.
     
    Our school board recognizes that public support and open lines of communication are vital to a successful educational environment for students and employees. Citizens are encouraged to stay informed on the decisions which affect students and teachers, to let board members know opinions on important issues, and to attend board meetings whenever possible.
     
    Rock Hill Schools is guided by a seven-member Board of Trustees elected to four-year terms by the district’s citizens. The Board of Directors has many duties including:
    • establishing policies
    • setting direction
    • providing support for quality educational opportunities.
     
    The Board holds two meetings monthly, January through November, and one meeting in December at the Rock Hill Schools Central Office, 386 East Black Street. There are some exceptions to the schedule. To reach individual Board members, please visit the "Meet the Trustees" tab below. To speak during the Board's Regular Business Meetings, please see "Meetings" tab below.
     
    This website contains information to help you interact with your elected representatives and participate in the governance of our schools. Please use the tabs/links below to meet the Trustees, view meeting agendas and minutes, and to watch live meetings.
     
     

      Meet the Trustees

        Helena Miller
      Seat: Seat 2, Chairman
      Service: 2014 - 2022

      Title: Community Volunteer
      Address: 2719 Lake Wylie DriveRock Hill, SC 29732
      Phone: 704-488-4950
      Email: Send Message
        Robin Owens
      Seat: Seat 4, Vice-Chair
      Service: 2018 - 2022

      Title: Business Manager
      Address: 734 Shadowbrook DriveRock Hill, SC 29732
      Phone: 803-517-5015
      Email: Send Message
        Patrice Reid Cherry
      Seat: Seat 1
      Service: 2020-2024

      Title: Community Volunteer
      Address: P.O. Box 61Rock Hill, SC 29731
      Phone: 803-554-8685
      Email: Send Message
        Mildred Douglas
      Seat: Seat 3
      Service: 2000 - 2024

      Title: Retired Public School Teacher
      Address: P.O. Box 11578Rock Hill, SC 29731
      Phone: 803-328-9838
      Email: Send Message
        Brent Faulkenberry
      Seat: At Large
      Service: 2018 - 2022

      Title: Personnel Recruiter
      Address: 1591 Merrill PlaceRock Hill, SC 29732
      Phone: 803-493-1317
      Email: Send Message
        James Burns
      Seat: At-Large
      Service: 2020-2024

      Title: General Manager
      Address: 1650 Milling Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
      Phone: 803-366-9414
      Email: Send Message
        Windy Cole
      Seat: Seat 5
      Service: 2016 - 2024

      Title: Volunteer Resource Manager
      Address: 209 Thornfield LaneRock Hill, SC 29730
      Phone: 803-325-5476
      Email: Send Message

      Meetings

      • The Board holds two meetings monthly, January through November, and one meeting in December at the Rock Hill Schools Central Office, 386 East Black Street. There are some exceptions to the schedule and changes are posted on the district website and local media is notified. Board Work Sessions are typically held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and Regular Business Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

        To reach individual Board members, visit the Board Members tab.

        Want to Speak at an Upcoming Meeting?

        Policy BEDH Public Participation at Business Meetings and Forums

        The public is cordially invited to attend board meetings to become better acquainted with the operation and programs of the school district. The board conducts meetings for the purpose of carrying on the official business of the school district. The meetings are not public hearing meetings but are meetings held in public. Public participation will be permitted only as indicated on the agenda and at the discretion of the board. Regular, special and emergency meetings are open to the general public, news media and school staff.

        In order that the board may conduct the meeting in a civil and professional manner, comments from the public should not include gossip, defamatory words or abusive and vulgar language. The board reserves the right to terminate any presentation which does not adhere to the guidelines set forth in this policy.

        Orderly conduct of a meeting does not permit spontaneous discussion from the audience. All persons who wish to participate must do so through established procedures. These procedures are designed to encourage participation and ensure the orderly management of the meetings. The board is committed to compliance with the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act as well as all other federal and state laws which regulate or affect board actions and policy.

         

        Agenda items

        Citizens wanting an item to be placed on the agenda for a business meeting should direct requests to the superintendent or board chairman. A citizen must submit a written request for an item to be placed on the agenda no later than 12:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to a business meeting of the board. That request will state the name of the individual or group submitting the request, the address, the purpose of the request and the topic to be addressed. Requests may be submitted to Mrs. Chris Gammons.

        The chairman of the board will introduce speakers who have previously submitted a request to the board at the appropriate time during the meeting and invite them to make comments on agenda topics. Speakers may offer objective comments on school operations and programs that concern them. The board will not permit in public session any expression of personal complaints about individual school personnel or any other person connected with the school system.

        The chairman reserves the right to limit discussion of same topic issues in an effort to provide individuals the opportunity to be heard on a variety of topics. The chairman also reserves the right to limit time for individual speakers. Public participation will not exceed 30 minutes unless waived by a majority vote of the board. Consideration may be given for a public hearing for gaining input on critical issues.

         

        Open Forum

        The board may provide a specified period of time for comments from any citizen, group representative, employee, parent/legal guardian or student regarding any topic over which the board has jurisdiction. If the board determines there is not sufficient time at a meeting for public comments, the comment period may be deferred to the next scheduled meeting or to a special meeting occurring before the next scheduled meeting. The board reserves the right to allocate a period of time for this purpose and limit time for speakers accordingly.

        All persons who wish to comment during the open forum period will fill out the appropriate form provided by the board before the meeting begins [form is available on site at the meeting location]. The chairman of the board will introduce speakers who have signed up on the appropriate form and invite them to address the board. The chairman reserves the right to limit discussion of same topic issues in an effort to provide individuals the opportunity to be heard on a variety of topics.

        The board will not permit in public session any expression of personal complaints about individual school personnel or any other person connected with the school system. Specific student or personnel issues should be handled through the appropriate procedures as indicated in the district policy.

        Presentations for unsolicited services will not be permitted. Companies or businesses offering services of possible interest to the district should send information to the district office for distribution to appropriate school district officials.

        The board may provide factual information or recite existing policy in response to inquiries, but the board will not deliberate or decide matters regarding any subject not included on the agenda. The board may request that staff members address any concerns or comments presented by the public during the open forum.

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