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Former West Florence principal’s educator certificate suspended; ex-softball coach reprimanded

December 29, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – The South Carolina State Board of Education has released documents that explain what happened to two West Florence High School employees who were placed on administrative leave in February 2018.

The South Carolina State Board of Education voted to suspend Pamela Quick’s educator certificate, according to a document from the South Carolina Department of Education.

The suspension began Dec. 11 and will last until Dec. 20, 2020.

According to the document from the state department, Quick did not respond to notices from the South Carolina Department of Education concerning the possible suspension or revocation of her educator certificate.

Quick was placed on administrative leave Feb. 14 and later resigned on Feb. 23. The district reported Quick to the state department on March 8.

The document from the South Carolina State Department of Education said Quick failed to properly document or respond to reports of an employee sexually harassing another teacher.

During the investigation, the district found that Quick had not filed multiple reports, and it found that she had approved a grade change for a student to play on a sports team, the document said.

The South Carolina State Board of Education voted to accept a consent order of public reprimand on former softball coach Kevin Jones’ educator certificate.

The district placed Jones on administrative leave following allegations of Jones making inappropriate to comments to staff members.

Jones resigned from the district on Feb. 28. The resignation became effective on March 2.

The document said there was not enough information to support suspending or revoking Jones’ educator certificate, but there was enough evidence to show that Jones engaged in unprofessional conduct as a result of the inappropriate comments.

The consent order of public remand will last for a period of a year.

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