The Berkeley County Board of Education established its first Minority Diversity Committee in December 1988. Since its mission encompassed many issues relating to multiculturalism and diversity, the title was changed to Minority AD Hoc Committee. The original group consisted of:
The Committee met twice a year. Its mission was to provide the Superintendent and staff with input and direction on topics of minority history, minority recruitment of teachers and administrators and multicultural studies in the Berkeley County Curriculum.
Since its formation, the Committee has implemented many programs and projects:
Goal 1: Develop, maintain and implement a comprehensive curriculum that is inclusive, reflects ethnic diversity and promotes contributions by all cultures.
Goal 2: Develop a program that actively recruits and mentors ethnic minority administrators, professional staff and service personnel to reflect the student population.
Goal 3: To encourage community involvement in promoting a culturally inclusive school environment.