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Two more Sumter School District employees have announced their intent to leave, following superintendent Randolph Bynum’s announcement a week ago.
Chief Operations Officer Robert Hutchens will retire effective August 15. Chief of Schools Dr. Cassandra Dixon will resign Aug. 16, according to Shelly Galloway, the District’s public information coordinator.
Dixon, who was hired July 25, 2011, by Bynum, is the author of SWEET 16 or Systematic Way to Ensure Effective Teaching, which is an instructional audit recently used by Sumter School District. On July 1, the district board tasked Bynum to create a plan to dissolve district issues, which included SWEET 16. On July 9, Bynum discontinued the use of SWEET 16 in the district.
Hutchens was hired by Sumter School District 17 on Jan. 2, 1990. Overall, he has more than 30 years of service to education, which includes eight years as middle and high school science teacher, 14 years as a school level administrator at the elementary and middle school levels and nine years as a district level administrator as assistant superintendent for human resources, Galloway said.
Parents of Sumter School District posted on its Facebook page Monday that Hutchens signed off on personnel transfers and administrative letters of reprimand for teachers and staff.
School begins on August 19th.