South Carolina General Assembly
121st Session, 2015-2016

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R188, H4940

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Education and Public Works Committee
Document Path: l:\council\bills\dka\3169sd16.docx

Introduced in the House on February 11, 2016
Introduced in the Senate on March 8, 2016
Last Amended on March 3, 2016
Passed by the General Assembly on May 12, 2016
Governor's Action: May 23, 2016, Signed

Summary: Office of Transformation

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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   2/11/2016  House   Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without 
                        reference (House Journal-page 92)
   2/24/2016  House   Rejected (House Journal-page 22)
   2/24/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-42  Nays-56 (House Journal-page 22)
    3/2/2016  House   Reconsidered (House Journal-page 36)
    3/3/2016  House   Amended (House Journal-page 19)
    3/3/2016  House   Read second time (House Journal-page 19)
    3/3/2016  House   Roll call Yeas-95  Nays-1 (House Journal-page 20)
    3/3/2016  House   Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative 
                        day (House Journal-page 22)
    3/4/2016  House   Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 2)
    3/4/2016          Scrivener's error corrected
    3/8/2016  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 7)
    3/8/2016  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 7)
   4/14/2016  Senate  Committee report: Favorable Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 13)
   5/11/2016  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 39)
   5/11/2016  Senate  Roll call Ayes-39  Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 39)
   5/12/2016  Senate  Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 9)
   5/17/2016          Ratified R 188
   5/23/2016          Signed By Governor

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

2/11/2016
2/11/2016-A
2/16/2016
3/3/2016
3/4/2016
4/14/2016

(Text matches printed bills. Document has been reformatted to meet World Wide Web specifications.)

NOTE: THIS IS A TEMPORARY VERSION. THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN IN THIS VERSION UNTIL FINAL APPROVAL BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

(R188, H4940)

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-18-1575 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE MANNER IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THROUGH THE OFFICE OF TRANSFORMATION SHALL PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

Assistance provided

SECTION    1.    Article 15, Chapter 18, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-18-1575.    The Department of Education shall implement the provisions of this section through the Office of Transformation. The office shall provide technical assistance to underperforming schools and districts as directed by the Superintendent of Education. Underperforming schools and districts are identified with a rating of below average or at risk on the most recent annual school report card or with the lowest percentages of students meeting state standards on state assessments on the most recent state assessments or with the lowest high school graduation rates. Assistance includes, but is not limited to:

(1)    implementation of the external review team process;

(2)    a diagnostic review of operations and academics that must include a leadership capacity report;

(3)    a review of five systems consisting of mission/vision, governance, teaching and learning, resource allocation, and continuous improvement practices;

(4)    an analysis of student achievement data; and

(5)    an analysis of culture and climate including stakeholder surveys."

Time effective

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Ratified the 17th day of May, 2016.

__________________________________________

President of the Senate

___________________________________________

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Approved the ____________ day of _____________________2016.

___________________________________________

Governor

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