View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 785 Reps. WILLIAMS, ALEXANDER, BRANHAM and LOWE propose the following Amendment No. 1 to S. 785 (COUNCIL\AGM\19077BH11):

Reference is to Printer's Date 4/12/11-S.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 14 in its entirety and inserting:

/ SECTION      14.      The issuance of general obligation bonds as authorized by this act must be first approved by majority vote of the qualified electors of the school district in a referendum called for this purpose by the governing body of Florence County School District Four. The cost of the referendum must be paid by the school district. No approvals of any other public agency or entity to any action taken pursuant to the authorizations by this act is required. /

Amend the bill further by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/ SECTION      ___.      By January 1, 2012, the Boards of Trustees of Florence County School Districts 1 and 4 shall submit a joint plan to consolidate the administrative services of the districts to the legislative delegation of Florence County for its approval. Effective July 1, 2012, the administrative services of Florence County School Districts 1 and 4 must be consolidated according to the plan developed by the districts and approved by the legislative delegation. In their agreement to consolidate administrative services, the boards of trustees of the individual school districts shall agree to the manner in which the districts shall share in the pro rata cost of the consolidation of administrative services. Savings realized from the consolidation of administrative services shall accrue to the benefit of each district. For purposes of the section, "administrative services" includes, but is not limited to, food services, transportation, hiring and employment procedures, purchasing, design of curriculum, and fiscal responsibilities. /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.