Election Guide: Who is running for school board?


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Federal and state races are not the only contests that will be decided when Lowcountry residents take to the polls on Nov. 8. Voters across the Tri-County will also decide who represents them on the boards of public school districts.

State Superintendent of Education

The race for state superintendent of education is expected to be a competitive contest between Democrat Lisa Ellis and Republican Ellen Weaver.

Lisa Ellis

Ellis, a two-decade teaching veteran, founded the educator nonprofit SC for Ed in 2018, where she advocated for higher teacher pay and better classroom conditions, and urged safety among teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will be listed twice on the ballot under the Democratic Party and the Alliance Party.

Endorsements: Former state superintendent of education Inez Tenenbaum, South Carolina Education…

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