View Amendment Current Amendment: 32 to Bill 419

Senator MASSEY proposed the following amendment (419R045.SP.ASM):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, PART VI, page 61, line 20, by adding an appropriately numbered new SECTION to read:

/SECTION __.Section 59-24-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-24-10. Beginning with the school year 1999-2000, before permanent appointment as a principal for an elementary school, secondary school, or career and technology center, a person must be assessed for instructional leadership and management capabilities by the Leadership Academy of the South Carolina Department of Education. A district may appoint a person on an interim basis until the assessment is completed. A report of this assessment must be forwarded to the district superintendent and board of trustees. The provisions of this section do not apply to a person currently employed as principal on the effective date of this section or to a person hired as principal before the beginning of school year 1999-2000 Any person hired to serve for the first time as a principal or assistant principal must participate and successfully complete an induction program facilitated by the State Department of Education, as provided by regulation. A report of completion must be provided to the district superintendent and the local school board of trustees." /