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Motion continued in suit against Florence School District 4

April 3, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – A motion hearing in the case of the former Timmonsville school superintendent against the district has been continued twice.

On March 29, Judge Michael G. Nettles signed a consent order from all the parties involved in a lawsuit by Rechel Anderson against Florence County School District 4, state Superintendent of Education Molly M. Spearman and the state Department of Education. The order continues the district’s motion for a protective order regarding information the district says is privileged.

The consent order is the second one filed regarding the protective order motion. The first order was signed by Nettles on Feb. 22.

There have been no orders filed online regarding a motion by Anderson to compel discovery from Spearman and the state Department of Education.

Anderson served as superintendent of the district from Jan. 1, 2018, until shortly after the district was taken over by Spearman and the state Department of Education. She filed suit on Aug. 1, 2018, alleging breach of contract by the defendants. The defendants have denied breaching her contract.