Deloach appointed to D19 board

The Barnwell District 19 School Board will soon be full again.

During their Nov. 13 meeting, the board unanimously approved appointing Bill Deloach to the seat vacated three months prior by George Fickling, who resigned over issues he had with board members.

After two previous attempts to be elected to the board came up short, Deloach said he appreciates the board giving him a chance to help move the district forward.

"I want what's best for the kids," said Deloach, a married father of four. “I want to serve all students."

This includes ensuring students in District 19 have the same opportunities as their peers in larger districts. He also wants to make sure students are college ready when they graduate high school.

Though he was concerned where the district was headed a few years ago, "I think we have a great leader in Dr. (Shawn) Johnson," he said of the superintendent.

Deloach welcomes parents and community members to share concerns and ideas by calling him at (803) 284-4484 or (803) 571-2302.