During July, SECC was informed that the SCDE transformation team would not be able to participate in the Center on School Turnaround's August meeting due to several competing priority issues. SECC offered assistance (transitioning, coaching, training, tools development, thought-partnering, etc.) as the SCDE undertakes the "takeover" of one of its school districts. The SECC South Carolina liaison and the SCDE strategy chief met to review the fourth quarter and the overall Year 5 Work Plan and to begin preplanning for Year 6. The chief indicated that we should consider the school improvement framework and evidenced-based catalog and indicated that evidence-based practices modules development should be carried over on the Year 6 Work Plan. Providing technical assistance/professional development (TA/PD) for priority school principals and/or school improvement coaches will continue and also be carried into Year 6. The SECC state liaison explained that the work slowed in that area, and the chief shared that SCDE had to adhere to a contract with another TA provider. Additionally, the priority school coordinator is no longer with SCDE, and a new contact will be shared in the future. The chief also indicated that she will communicate with the director of school transformation regarding the need to revise/update the work plan for Year 6. SECC and SCDE agreed that SCDE feedback will be provided on or before their August 28 joint Year 6 work session.