View Amendment Current Amendment: 30 to Bill 3759 Rep. OTT proposes the following Amendment No. 30 to H. 3759 (COUNCIL\WAB\3759C047.AGM.WAB19):

Reference is to Printer's Date 02/28/19-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Section 59-18-1620(A), as contained in PART VI, Help for Students in Underperforming Schools, SECTION 45, by deleting the subsection in its entirety and inserting:

/      (A)      When a school receives an overall rating of unsatisfactory for three out of four years, the school is considered to be 'chronically underperforming' and one of the following must occur:
           (1)      the school will be reconstituted immediately after the end of the school year in which the annual report is published; and:
           (a)      the State Superintendent shall make all personnel decisions for the reconstituted school and shall have the authority to determine whether to terminate the principal, faculty, and staff;
           (b)      the State Superintendent of Education shall hire the new principal and staff for the reconstituted school if necessary; and
           (c)      the department shall contract with a public or nonprofit entity that has a proven record of success in working with underperforming schools and districts or reconstitute the school under the Transformation District. Should the department choose to contract with a public or nonprofit entity, the entity shall use research-based strategies to assist schools with their operations and oversee the administration of the school until the overall rating of the school improves; provided, if the overall rating does not improve within three years then the school must be must be governed by the South Carolina Transformation School District, and all state, local and federal funds generated by the students must follow the students to the South Carolina Transformation School District; or
           (2)      the school must be closed and its students must be transferred to higher-performing schools in the district./

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