examine the role of federal, state &
local agencies governing our schools
U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION
The agency employs over 3,900 employees. It is overseen by the Secretary of Education, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The position is currently held by Miguel Cardona (confirmed in 2021).
S.C. DEPT. OF EDUCATION
The agency employs over 930 employees, about 50% of whom work in school bus maintenance. It is overseen by the State Superintendent of Education, a statewide elected position with a 4-year term. The position is currently held by Ellen Weaver, who was elected in 2022.
EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
The State Board of Education is made up of 17 appointed members, with 16 appointed by legislators and 1 by the Governor. The Board has mandated responsibilities as the policy-making body for public education in South Carolina.
GCS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
GCS SCHOOL DISTRICT
101 SCHOOLS & CENTERS