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Sponsors: Reps. G.R. Smith, G.M. Smith and Bedingfield
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2009
Introduced in the Senate on March 3, 2009
Last Amended on February 24, 2009
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Charter school
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12/16/2008 House Prefiled 12/16/2008 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 1/13/2009 House Introduced and read first time HJ-78 1/13/2009 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-78 2/18/2009 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works HJ-5 2/24/2009 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bedingfield 2/24/2009 House Amended HJ-29 2/24/2009 House Read second time HJ-30 2/26/2009 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-12 3/3/2009 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-12 3/3/2009 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-12 4/28/2009 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education SJ-20 4/29/2009 Scrivener's error corrected
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April 28, 2009
S. Printed 4/28/09--S. [SEC 4/29/09 2:15 PM]
Read the first time March 3, 2009.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3175) to amend Section 59-40-50, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to admission to a charter school, so as to provide, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass with amendment:
Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:
/ SECTION __. Section 59-40-230(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 274 of 2006, is further amended to read:
"(A) The South Carolina Public Charter School District must be governed by a board of trustees consisting of not more than eleven members:
twofour representatives of the charter school community appointed by the Governor;
(2) one appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(3) one appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate; and
sevenfive to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the:
South Carolina Association of Public Charter Schools and one additional representative from the association;
(b) South Carolina Association of School Administrators;
(c) (b) South Carolina Chamber of Commerce;
(d)(c) South Carolina Education Oversight Committee;
(e)(d) South Carolina School Boards Association;
(f)(e) South Carolina Alliance of Black Educators.
The nine members appointed by the Governor pursuant to this subsection are subject to advice and consent of the Senate. Membership of the committee must reflect representatives from each of the entities in item (A)(4) or their designee as reflected in their recommendation.
Each member of the board of trustees shall serve terms of three years, except that, for the initial members, two appointed by the Governor, one by the Speaker of the House, and one by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, shall serve terms of one year and three appointed by the Governor shall serve terms of two years. A member of the board may be removed after appointment pursuant to Section 1-3-240. In making appointments, every effort must be made to ensure that all geographic areas of the State are represented and that the membership reflects urban and rural areas of the State as well as the ethnic diversity of the State." /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.
JOHN E. COURSON for Committee.
EXPLANATION OF IMPACT:
The State Department of Education estimates this bill will have no fiscal impact.
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TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ADMISSION TO A CHARTER SCHOOL, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ENROLLMENT PRIORITY MAY BE GIVEN TO A SIBLING OF A PUPIL ALREADY ENROLLED IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL WHO HAS ATTENDED THE SCHOOL FOR ONE YEAR OR MORE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-40-50(B)(8) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 239 of 2008, is further amended to read:
"(8) not limit or deny admission or show preference in admission decisions to any individual or group of individuals; however, a charter school may give enrollment priority to a sibling of a pupil
already enrolled or previously who is currently enrolled , or who, within the last three years, attended the school for at least one academic year; children of a charter school employee ,; and children of the charter committee, if such priority enrollment does not constitute more than twenty percent of the enrollment of the charter school;"
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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