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H 3478 General Bill, By Brannon
Summary: Standards for home schooling programs
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-40, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO REQUIRED STANDARDS FOR HOME SCHOOLING PROGRAMS, SO AS TO DELETE THE BASIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FROM THE STATEWIDE TESTING REQUIRED OF HOME SCHOOLED STUDENTS; TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-45, RELATING TO REQUIRED STANDARDS FOR HOME SCHOOLS OFFERING INSTRUCTION UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT HOME SCHOOLS, SO AS TO REQUIRE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN CERTAIN STATEWIDE TESTING, TO PROVIDE THE TESTING MUST BE CONDUCTED BY A CERTIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE EITHER WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPTIONALLY AT THE HOME SCHOOL OF THE STUDENT, TO PROVIDE A PARENT WHO OPTS FOR A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT TO TAKE THE STATEWIDE TEST AT HOME MUST PAY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST, TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNUALLY MUST REPORT RESULTS OF THE MANDATORY ANNUAL REVIEW OF HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND TO PROVIDE A MANDATORY REPORT OF THE ASSOCIATION MUST INCLUDE THE NAME RATHER THAN THE NUMBER OF EACH HOME SCHOOLED STUDENT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 59-65-47, RELATING TO REQUIRED STANDARDS FOR OTHER HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION UNDER WHICH A HOME SCHOOL MAY OPERATE, SO AS TO REQUIRE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN CERTAIN STATEWIDE TESTING, TO PROVIDE THE TESTING MUST BE CONDUCTED BY A CERTIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE EITHER WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL OR OPTIONALLY AT THE HOME SCHOOL OF THE STUDENT, TO PROVIDE A PARENT WHO OPTS FOR A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT TO TAKE THE STATEWIDE TEST AT HOME MUST PAY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST, TO PROVIDE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNUALLY MUST REPORT RESULTS OF THE MANDATORY ANNUAL REVIEW OF THESE HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
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02/05/13House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 6)
02/05/13House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 6)
02/07/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Jefferson
02/19/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Horne
02/20/13House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Anthony



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