Greenville Disabilities And Special Needs Board Under Fire After Audit, Resignations - WSPA.com

Greenville Disabilities And Special Needs Board Under Fire After Audit, Resignations

Posted:
By Melissa Keeney

The Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board is under fire after recent resignations of board members and a scathing letter from the head of the state agency that oversees them.  Greenville County council members have also summoned the agency's board to a meeting Tuesday, after issues have been brewing for months.  "I'm very concerned," says council member Joe Dill.  "They're serving people who don't have the ability to fight back." 

The concern comes after a recent audit showed the local agency was more than $1 million dollars in the red.  Soon after, the board fired its executive director, Brent Parker, without notifying the department at the state level, according to a letter written by the agency's director Beverly Buscemi.  The letter says, "DDSN has received numerous phone calls and complaints from families served by the Greenville DSN board."

Dill says county council has asked members of the board, along with the board's chairwoman Roxie Kincannon to be present at Tuesday's meeting.  Family members and parents of clients also plan on attending.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • In Greenville, Group Rallies Against "Stand Your Ground"

    In Greenville, Group Rallies Against "Stand Your Ground"

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:14:03 GMT
    Dozens of people gathered Saturday afternoon to rally against the state's "Stand Your Ground," law, saying it amounts to "legal lynching." The group, Moms Demand Action, said the South Carolina law, first passed in 2006, causes gun violence and is exploited as a defense.
    Dozens of people gathered Saturday afternoon to rally against the state's "Stand Your Ground," law, saying it amounts to "legal lynching." The group, Moms Demand Action, said the South Carolina law, first passed in 2006, causes gun violence and is exploited as a defense.
  • One Dead, Four Injured In Anderson Co. Crash

    One Dead, Four Injured In Anderson Co. Crash

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:06:37 GMT
    Anderson County deputy and a reserve officer involved in a wreck Friday night.Anderson County deputy and a reserve officer involved in a wreck Friday night.
    Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Anderson County.
    Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Anderson County.
  • 11 Year Old Killed In Anderson Co. Crash

    11 Year Old Killed In Anderson Co. Crash

    Saturday, April 19 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:13:19 GMT
    11 Year Old Killed In Anderson Co. Crash11 Year Old Killed In Anderson Co. Crash
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says an 11 year old has died after a car crash in Anderson County.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says an 11 year old has died after a car crash in Anderson County.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.