The Florence Public School District One Board of Trustees

  • The Florence Public School District One Board of Trustees is composed of nine members who meet regularly once a month to make decisions which set the direction of the district in many areas.  They are charged with policy making, planning, goal setting, providing school buildings, and adopting an annual budget to finance instructional programs and services.  They must also be familiar with important legal decisions as well as state and national legislation and regulations.

    Board members are elected according to a single member district plan.   Florence One is divided into nine districts, and elections are held in 3 districts on a rotating schedule. Board members are elected for a four year term of office. 

    Regular monthly Board of Trustees meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (unless changed by a board majority vote).  The meetings are held in the John T. Sullivan Board Room at 319 S. Dargan St., Florence, SC . The meetings begin at 7:00 P.M.


    Board members are elected for four-year terms. Below is a list of the current Board members and the expiration date of their terms: 

District 1

Mr. Barry Townsend

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Mr. Barry Townsend

Chairman
Term of Office: through 2020
Address
2831 Liberty Drive
Florence, SC 29501
Cell: 843-617-3711
Profession: Owner/Creative Director, Townsend™; Owner, Old Delmae

District 2

Mr. John Galloway

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Mr. John Galloway

Term of Office: through 2020
Address
2619 Whitestone St
Florence, SC 29505
Cell Phone: 843-617-4677
Profession: Retired Educator

District 3

 Rev. E.J. McIver

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Rev. E.J. McIver

Secretary
Term of Office: 
through 2018
Address
706 Carver Street
Florence, SC 9501
Cell Phone: 843-230-9950
Profession: Educational Consultant

District 4

 Elder Alexis D. Pipkins, Sr.

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Elder Alexis D. Pipkins, Sr.

Term of Office: through 2020
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PO Box 536
Florence, SC 29503
Business Phone: 843-484-5110
Home Phone: 843-665-7465
Cell: 843-615-0229
Profession: Executive Director, Lee County First Steps

District 5

 Vacant

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Vacant

Term of Office: through 2020
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District 6

Mrs. Trisha Caulder

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Mrs. Trisha Caulder

Vice-Chairman
Term of Office: through 2018
Address
212 Ames Bury Point
Florence, SC 29501
Home Phone: 843-662-3776
Cell: 843-229-7677

District 7

Mr. S. Porter Stewart, II

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Mr. S. Porter Stewart, II

Term of Office: through 2020
Address
1119 Wisteria Dr.
Florence, SC 29501
Business Phone: 843-669-6395
Home Phone: 843-669-5749
Profession: Attorney

District 8

 Pastor Bryan Chapman

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Pastor Bryan Chapman

Term of Office: Through 2018
Address
217 East Howe Springs Road
Florence, SC 29505
Home Phone: 843-250-1108
Profession: Pastor

District 9

Mr. John W. McLeod

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Mr. John W. McLeod

Term of Office: through 2018
Address
1833 Ilene Lane
Florence, SC 29506
Home Phone: 843-773-9362
Profession: Quality Manager, McLeod Hospital