View Amendment Current Amendment: 164 to Bill 419

Senator FANNING proposed the following amendment (WAB\419C156.SM.WAB20):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 31, by deleting SECTION 31 in its entirety and inserting:

/SECTION 31. Section 59 -25-115 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding an appropriately lettered new subsection to read:

"( )(1) The Department of Education shall establish procedures for the registration and clearance of all non -certified educators working in any public school, to include a public charter school. Educators shall submit the required documentation and fees to the Department of Education, which shall include, but are not limited to:

(a) a completed registration form;

(b) any associated fee, provided all required fees must either be paid by the State Department of Education or waived by SLED or the law enforcement entity providing the check, and the cost of paying these fees may not be passed to the district, school, or teacher, as a result of this mandate;

(c) transcripts, which shall be subject to review; and

(d) FBI, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification Clearinghouse checks.

(2) An educator whose South Carolina educator certificate has been suspended or revoked shall not be employed as a non -certified teacher. If a non-certified teacher commits an offense covered by the Code of Conduct as promulgated by the State Board of Education, then the State Board of Education is authorized to revoke the educator's registration." /