Charleston County School District (CCSD) is pleased to announce that William “Jeff” Scott has been awarded CCSD Distinguished Service Award (DSA). He is the first individual to ever receive the honor.
The DSA is the highest honorary award that the Superintendent can give a CCSD employee. The DSA is to be granted only to those employees who have given distinguished and/or extraordinary service to CCSD. The achievements or service must be truly exceptional when measured against the position requirements of the individual, and should far exceed the contributions and service of others with comparable responsibilities.
Scott was given this prestigious honor for his service as the as Executive Director of Transportation from 2015 to 2020 and Director of Security and Emergency Management from 2005 to 2015. For 15 years, Scott provided unparalleled leadership, management, and technical expertise in support of the state’s second largest school district which serves more than 50,000 students across the 1,300 square mile county.
While serving as Director of Security and Emergency Management, Scott spearheaded the installation of more than 5,000 surveillance cameras, 1,200 electronic access control door devices, and multiple fencing improvements, all of which resulted in a substantial improvement in the district’s school security posture.
Focused on preserving district resources while leading the Transportation Department, Scott implemented a stringent process for identifying missed bus runs, completed an exhaustive review of state-funded bus runs, and established a maintenance contract management protocol, all of which resulted in a total annual savings of more than $1 million.
“Scott’s outstanding leadership, distinctive accomplishments, and impressive devotion through a career of service reflect great credit upon him, the Operations Division, and Charleston County School District,” said CCSD’s Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Borowy.
Scott retired December 31, 2020 after 20 years of service to CCSD.