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Sponsors: Rep. Norrell
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3890
Introduced in the House on January 12, 2016
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: School make up days
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/12/2016 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 113) 1/12/2016 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 113)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 59-1-425, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT THAT ALL SCHOOL DAYS MISSED FOR SCHOOL CLOSINGS NECESSITATED BY WEATHER CONDITIONS OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO CLOSE MUST BE MADE UP, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN SCHOOLS CLOSE BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO SNOW, EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS, OR OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS, STUDENTS IN THOSE SCHOOLS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE UP ANY DAYS MISSED AS A RESULT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-1-425(B) of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 260 of 2006, is amended to read:
"(B) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, all school days missed because of snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions requiring schools to close must be made up. However, when a school closes because the Governor declares a state of emergency due to snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions requiring schools to close, students in those schools are not required to make up any days missed as a result. All school districts shall designate annually at least three days within their school calendars to be used as make-up days in the event of these occurrences. If those designated days have been used or are no longer available, the local school board of trustees may lengthen the hours of school operation by no less than one hour per day for the total number of hours missed or operate schools on Saturday. Schools operating on a four-by-four block schedule shall make every effort to make up the time during the semester in which the days are missed. A plan to make up days by lengthening the school day must be approved by the Department of Education before implementation. Tutorial instruction for grades 7 through 12 may be taught on Saturday at the direction of the local school board. If a local school board authorizes make-up days on Saturdays, tutorial instruction normally offered on Saturday for seventh through twelfth graders must be scheduled at an alternative time."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor and applies retroactively to January 1, 2015.
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