SUMTER, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - The superintendent of schools in Sumter County is stepping down.
Randolph Bynum submitted his resignation Tuesday, one day after a meeting where hundreds of residents and school district employees gathered to voice concerns about how Bynum is running things.
Bynum was hired as superintendent in 2011 when two former school districts in Sumter County consolidated into one.
But The Item newspaper reports there have been complaints about low morale, standardized report cards and school teacher evaluations.
State education officials also asked the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate after auditors found major violations in how standardized tests were administered.
Bynum will stay on as superintendent until the school board hires his replacement, which could occur by the end of August.