Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 59-62-30(F) as contained on page 4, lines 5 - 18, and inserting:
/ (F)(1) Subject to item (2), during the 2012-2013 school year, each school district of the State shall convene a School Choice Committee. The committee shall include, but not be limited to, members representing parents, community and business leaders, teachers, and students. The committee membership shall represent the ethnicity and geographic diversity of the district. With information obtained from the statewide survey, the School Choice Committee shall develop an action plan incorporated in the school renewal plan for providing parents and students choice options within the district and shall include a timeline and budget proposal for implementation of the identified options. Each district shall submit their plan to the department for review, and if necessary the department shall provide recommendations.
(2) The requirements of item (1) do not apply to a school district that had a school choice plan in place during the 2011-2012 school year that provided parents and students choice options within the district. A school district exempt from the provisions of item (1) must submit information to the department detailing the school choice plan in place during the 2011-2012 school year. /
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