CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of the district’s next possible superintendent.
The board will receive legal advice on a “contractual matter with Dr. Eric Gallien,” according to the agenda.
Following the executive session, the board may take action on the legal matter.
Dr. Gallien was selected from a possible 44 applicants for the position. He was the only candidate who received a unanimous 9-0 vote for a second in-person interview from the board.
He then received a 6-2 vote to proceed with contract negotiations.
The meeting will come on the heels of a press conference opposing the search process.
Several community members and local lawmakers plan to gather Tuesday “in response to the recent leak of Charleston County School District’s superintendent candidates.”
CCSD announced recently that two of the three final candidates withdrew from consideration after their names were prematurely leaked.
In a press release, the groups argued:
“The leak has caused concern among members of the community, who are now left wondering about the integrity of the selection process and the qualifications of the remaining candidate. The community believes that this incident has compromised the transparency and fairness of the selection process, and they demand answers from the Charleston County School District.”
SC Representative Matthew Leber has raised concerns about the process with SC Attorney General Alan Wilson.
The press conference is set to take place at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.