Senate Education Committee
K-12 Education Subcommittee

Meeting Notice*

K-12 Education Subcommittee
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
9:00 AM
Room 308, Gressette Building

H.3853 - by Representative Owens
Alternative Education Campus
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-40-111 SO AS TO AUTHORIZE AN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CAMPUS (AEC) TO BE ESTABLISHED BY A CHARTER SCHOOL SPONSOR WHICH SHALL CONSTITUTE A CHARTER SCHOOL SERVING A SPECIFIC STUDENT POPULATION, AND TO PROVIDE THE CRITERIA FOR A CHARTER SCHOOL TO BE DESIGNATED AS AN AEC; TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-55, RELATING TO A CHARTER SCHOOL SPONSOR'S POWERS AND DUTIES, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE FOR THESE POWERS AND DUTIES INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF NATIONAL INDUSTRY STANDARDS FOR THE SCHOOL, AND THE CLOSURE OF LOW PERFORMING SCHOOLS, ETC.
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S.599 - by Senator Shealy
Healthy Students Act
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, SO AS TO ENACT THE "HEALTHY STUDENTS ACT OF 2013"; TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-10, RELATING TO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARDS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, SO AS TO REQUIRE NINETY MINUTES OF WEEKLY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, TO INCLUDE SECOND GRADE STUDENTS AMONG THOSE WHOSE FITNESS STATUSES MUST BE REPORTED, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A SUMMARY REPORT OF THE FITNESS STATUS OF STUDENTS IN CERTAIN GRADES IN EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, ETC.

S.556 - by Senator Ford
Parent Empowerment Act
A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT "THE PARENT EMPOWERMENT ACT" BY ADDING CHAPTER 42 TO TITLE 59 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING A SCHOOL RATED BELOW AVERAGE OR LOCATED IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT RATED AT-RISK UNDER THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT MAY CONVERT THE SCHOOL INTO A CHARTER SCHOOL OR TRANSFORM THE SCHOOL UNDER A TURNAROUND MODEL, RESTART MODEL, OR TRANSFORMATION MODEL; TO PROVIDE A CITATION, AND TO PROVIDE RELATED DEFINITIONS, PROCEDURES, AND POLICIES.

* Subject to change

Subcommittee Members: Senator Hayes, Chairman
Senators Matthews, Rankin, Fair, Peeler, Malloy, Hutto, Pinckney, Cleary


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