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Sponsors: Senators Corbin, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Climer, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M.B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young
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Introduced in the Senate on April 4, 2017
Introduced in the House on April 4, 2017
Currently residing in the Senate
Summary: Homeschool Recognition Month
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/4/2017 Senate Introduced, adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/4/2017 House Introduced (House Journal-page 3) 4/4/2017 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 3) 4/20/2017 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 18) 4/25/2017 House Adopted, sent to Senate (House Journal-page 20)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
April 20, 2017
Introduced by Senators Corbin, Alexander, Allen, Bennett, Campbell, Campsen, Climer, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Goldfinch, Gregory, Grooms, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, Johnson, Kimpson, Leatherman, Malloy, Martin, Massey, J. Matthews, M.B. Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Nicholson, Peeler, Rankin, Reese, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Sheheen, Talley, Timmons, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young
S. Printed 4/20/17--H.
Read the first time April 4, 2017.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (S. 611) to declare April 2017 as "Homeschool Recognition Month" in South Carolina, to recognize the diligent efforts of homeschooling parents and the academic success of their students, and to express, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
JIMMY C. BALES for Committee.
TO DECLARE APRIL 2017 AS "HOMESCHOOL RECOGNITION MONTH" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TO RECOGNIZE THE DILIGENT EFFORTS OF HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS AND THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THEIR STUDENTS, AND TO EXPRESS SINCERE APPRECIATION FOR THEIR FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND OVERALL ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR CHILDREN.
Whereas, committed to excellence in education and student achievement, the State of South Carolina appropriately recognizes, by law, the right to home education as a legitimate and viable educational alternative; and
Whereas, in addition, the State of South Carolina recognizes the critical importance and fundamental right of parents to be actively involved in the direction of their children's education and character development; and
Whereas, South Carolina now has more children being educated in homeschools than ever before in the history of our State; and
Whereas, homeschooling can provide families the opportunity for their children to receive a sound academic education, reinforced by the at-home educational process; and
Whereas, studies confirm that children who are educated at home score exceptionally well on nationally normed achievement tests, exhibit self-confidence and good citizenship, and are fully prepared to meet the challenges of today's society; and
Whereas, teaching children at home was the predominant form of education for much of America's early years; and
Whereas, many notable Americans have been the product of home education, including George and Martha Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Douglas MacArthur, Pearl S. Buck, Franklin Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, John Marshall, Abraham Lincoln, Booker T. Washington, and Woodrow Wilson; and
Whereas, parents of students who homeschool have accepted an additional financial responsibility to provide for their children's education, while at the same time paying taxes that support South Carolina's public school system; and
Whereas, some parent educators, in the process of preparing their children to become productive citizens, devote countless hours to helping them attain academic excellence, a deep sense of patriotism, and civic responsibility; and
Whereas, it is appropriate that South Carolina's home-educating families be recognized for their selfless contributions in fostering the development of well-educated citizens of this great State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, declare April 2017 as "Homeschool Recognition Month" in South Carolina, recognize the diligent efforts of homeschooling parents and the academic success of their students, and express sincere appreciation for their focus on the well-being and overall achievements of their children.
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