COLUMBIA — The S.C. Public Charter School District has launched a nonprofit foundation to help raise money for its schools.
The S.C. Foundation for Public Charter Schools will build financial support for the district’s 17 existing charter schools and nine set to open statewide in the fall, according to a news release from the district.
Daniel Cassidy of Greenville was hired as the foundation’s executive director.
Cassidy was appointed special assistant to the U.S. Department of Education by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, and served as a regional representative for the department under George W. Bush.
One of the state’s more than 80 public school district, the charter school district currently oversees 11 brick-and-mortar schools and 6 virtual schools.
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