Richland 1 school trustee Barbara Scott passed away Tuesday.
Scott came back from political defeat to win a seat on the school board in 2008. Before that, she had managed the clerk of court’s office for 24 years, 1984-2008.
Her death was announced at both Richland County Council and Columbia City Council meetings.
A few months ago, Scott fell at her home and broke a hip and wrist, requiring surgery and weeks of physical therapy.
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She was recently sworn in to a new term of office, having said during her re-election bid that she was proud of the district’s work with impoverished children.