Barbara Scott, Richland One School Board Member Dies


By Crysty Vaughan

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)--Richland School District One officials are mourning the passing of longtime board member Barbara Scott.

The district released the following statement to ABC Columbia News:

“The Richland One Board of School Commissioners is saddened to announce the death of School Commissioner Barbara A. Scott who passed away today (Tuesday, March 5, 2013).
Mrs. Scott was first elected to the Board of School Commissioners in 1974 and she served for eight years, including three years as board chairwoman.
In 1984 she won election as Richland County Clerk of Court. In 2008, after 24 years as Clerk of Court, Mrs. Scott successfully ran for election to an at-large seat on the Board of School Commissioners. She was re-elected to serve another four-year term in November 2012.

Mrs. Scott’s presence on the Board and her commitment to ensuring that all Richland One students receive a high-quality education will be greatly missed.
The entire Richland One family extends its heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Scott’s family, friends and other loved ones.”

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