Thursday, May 19, 2022

Complaint re AR KI-R - Second Request

Today I have sent a follow-up to my March 8th complaint about the improper administration of Administraive Rule KI-R.

Chair Holmes and members of the board,

I have not received any acknowledgement or response from Ms. McKie or anyone else to my complaint sent to her 2½ months ago. This complaint is not part of my grievance. Do you have a record of action taken on my complaint by Ms. McKie after she received it? What did she do with it?

My March 8, 2022 complaint was filed about an Administrative Rule of Richland 2 that is being improperly administered. I request again that my complaint be addressed, that I have the opportunity to speak to the complaint, and that the appropriate authority in the District take action, without further delay, to correct the erroneous administration of AR KI-R.

AR KI-R reads, in part, (authorized personnel) "... may issue a verbal or written "no trespass" notice for the school facility..." 

"Facility" is singular. AR KI-R authorizes a "no trespass" notice for a single facility, not for "ALL [sic] properties, facilities, campuses and buildings", which is the wording in the No Trespass Notice issued to me on January 26, 2022.

Please acknowledge that you, the trustees and the Administrators of Richland School District Two understand that "facility" is singular and cause the District to issue a correctly-worded No Trespass Notice (Letter) to me.


Gus Philpott

Sumter middle school - site of assault and disruption of school

Read this from an article in The State newspaper about two women who attacked students in a middle school in Sumter.

"If convicted on the assault charge, each woman faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison, while a conviction on the misdemeanor disturbing schools charge is punishable by a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, according to South Carolina law." Read more at:

So, thinking back to January 25, if the Richland 2 superintendent did, as reported, charge at Gary Ginn and had to be restrained by Richland 2 security officers and board members, and if Pamela Davis did disrupt schools by shouting at me in the boardroom and cussing out a 14-year-old student, weren't they subject to these same charges and penalties?

How did the sheriff's department and solicitor's office make their decisions so quickly, less than 24 hours later, that no crimes had been committed? 

RCSD had my written statement, but they never talked to me. The 14-year-old student says RCSD never talked to him. Did RCSD ever interview Gary Ginn? If they didn't talk to the victims, to whom did they talk?