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A291, R273, H4938
Sponsors: Education and Public Works Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\nl\13589sd16.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 4782
Introduced in the House on February 11, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on February 25, 2016
Last Amended on May 17, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 26, 2016
Governor's Action: June 5, 2016, Signed
Summary: Survey higher education students
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/11/2016 House Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference (House Journal-page 91) 2/18/2016 Scrivener's error corrected 2/24/2016 House Read second time (House Journal-page 18) 2/24/2016 House Roll call Yeas-98 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 18) 2/25/2016 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 19) 2/25/2016 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8) 2/25/2016 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 8) 4/14/2016 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education (Senate Journal-page 12) 5/17/2016 Senate Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/17/2016 Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/17/2016 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/17/2016 Senate Roll call Ayes-38 Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 18) 5/18/2016 Scrivener's error corrected 5/18/2016 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments (Senate Journal-page 43) 5/26/2016 House Concurred in Senate amendment and enrolled (House Journal-page 48) 5/26/2016 House Roll call Yeas-86 Nays-4 (House Journal-page 48) 6/2/2016 Ratified R 273 6/5/2016 Signed By Governor 6/10/2016 Effective date 06/05/16 7/14/2016 Act No. 291
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(A291, R273, H4938)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE CENTER FOR EDUCATOR RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND ADVANCEMENT (CERRA), WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION, SHALL SURVEY SPECIFIED STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE STATE'S COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER THE STUDENTS HAVE EVER CONSIDERED TEACHING IN A RURAL AND ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED SCHOOL DISTRICT, WITH THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY TO BE REPORTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY DECEMBER 1, 2016; AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT, CERRA, AND THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION ALSO SHALL EXPLORE A MEANS OF OBTAINING SIMILAR SURVEY INFORMATION FROM STUDENTS IN OTHER PROGRAMS AS A MEANS OF PLANNING AND PROMOTING TEACHING CAREER INFORMATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS, WITH A REPORT SUMMARIZING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIS SURVEY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BY FEBRUARY 1, 2017, TO INCLUDE WHETHER THE FOCUS SHOULD BE ON STUDENTS IN THE STATE'S TWO-YEAR AS WELL AS FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTIONS, AND WHETHER IMPROVEMENTS FACILITATING TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION INTO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS COULD ENHANCE RECRUITMENT INTO THE TEACHING PROFESSION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The State Department of Education and the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), working in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, shall survey students enrolled in the state's colleges of education. This survey shall be administered to those college students who have been fully admitted into their institution's teacher education program. At a minimum, the survey shall include questions inquiring as to whether students have ever considered teaching in a rural and economically challenged district. Students must be asked what incentives, if any, would cause them to move to, and work in, such a district. The State Department of Education and CERRA may include additional questions in the survey as considered useful. Results of the survey must be reported to the General Assembly by December 1, 2016.
Additionally, the Department of Education, CERRA, and the Commission on Higher Education together shall explore a practical and effective means of obtaining similar survey information from students in other programs at the state's institutions of higher learning as a means of planning and promoting teaching career information and employment options and in accordance with the general intentions of Section 13-1-1840 of the 1976 Code. A report summarizing the recommendations for this survey must be submitted to the General Assembly by February 1, 2017, to include whether the focus should be on students in the state's two-year as well as four-year institutions, and whether improvements facilitating transfer and articulation into teacher education programs could enhance recruitment into the teaching profession.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 2nd day of June, 2016.
Approved the 5th day of June, 2016.
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