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Chief Operations Officer Jeff Salters announces retirement

Lexington County School District One Superintendent Greg Little, ED.D., announces that Jeffrey S. Salters, the district’s chief operations officer, plans to retire effective September 8, 2022.

Of his retirement, Dr. Little says, “For nearly three decades, Mr. Salters dedicated himself to our school district, working tirelessly to support our students, staff and schools. He’s managed countless projects, from the building of new schools to the implementation of technologies, which all advanced our schools and led us to become one of the best districts in the state. I am honored to call him my colleague and friend. I wish him the best as he soon enjoys his well-deserved retirement.”

Salters began his career in 1994 as a network administrator for Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group in Columbia. He joined the Lexington District One family the following year as assistant coordinator of information technology, where he provided technology support for the district’s financial management system.

In 1997, Salters was promoted to Information and Communication Technologies Director. In this role, he managed districtwide software rollouts and web development as well as support of the district’s servers and employee devices. Salters was then promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2007, leading the district’s expanding information technology division and piloting 1:1 devices for students.

Salters became the Chief Operations Officer in 2010 where he oversaw IT, facilities and maintenance, student services, athletics, safety and security, and transportation for nine years.

During this time, he coordinated the implementation of a $336-million bond referendum, developed the annual operations budget, led districtwide emergency response, and supported the financial and operating needs of all schools and offices.

In 2019, Salters took on the additional duties of chief financial officer, while student services, athletics, transportation and IT responsibilities shifted to other divisions. He, along with the strong finance and procurement teams, conducted long-range financial planning, developed financial reports that routinely received awards from the Association of School Business Officials International and the Government Finance Officers Association.

During his tenure, the district built and opened several new schools including Centerville Elementary, Beechwood Middle, the new Pelion Middle and Lakeside Middle, and also completed numerous addition and renovation projects.

Salters holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University.

He is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators and South Carolina

Association of School Business Officials, among many other local and state organizations.