Superintendent's Message


I am pleased to have this opportunity to serve you as the Colleton County School District Interim Superintendent. During the brief time I have served in this capacity, I have been impressed with the educators and support personnel at all levels of the district. I am also pleased with the overall collective condition of the facilities. The governing body of the school district, the Board of Trustees, is committed to ensuring that all children receive a high-quality education. The students that I have met are very capable young people with potential in various aspects of school life. I have high hopes for the future of Colleton County School District and Colleton County given the positive attributes that exist among our students, faculty, staff and leaders. There is much for all of us to be proud of.

On March 13, 2020, our schools were closed and little did we know that schools would remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year. Administrators, teachers, support personnel and parents continued our mission of providing learning opportunities and other critical services to students and families. Everyone should be proud of the smooth transition in which things occurred.

We are in the process of planning for the 2020-2021 school year. A ColletonED Reopening Task Force was established with various stakeholders involved on sub committees in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Operations, Transportation, Finance and Communications. We are also reviewing the reports from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Please know that our first priority is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and the greater community. We plan to provide our students with continuous learning opportunities virtually or in-school (face to face). I have high expectations for our students, administrators, faculty, staff and all of the support personnel in either of the two aforementioned paradigms.

I, along with the district administrative staff, have been focused on how to effectively reopen our schools in the fall. I am positive that the future of our district will be bright if we all unite our ideas and thoughts, skills and talents, and commitment and dedication to the mission of educating our children and young people. I am hoping and praying for this because it is the best thing that could happen for all of us.

John Tindal