View Amendment Current Amendment: 10 to Bill 5183

Rep. GARVIN proposes the following Amendment No. to H. 5183 (COUNCIL\WAB\5183C001.RT.WAB22):

Reference is to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking all after the enacting words and inserting:

/ SECTION1. This act must be known and may be cited as the "Nothing But The Truth Act".

SECTION2. Article 1, Chapter 29, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-29-12.( A)In South Carolina a public school teacher is required to teach only the truth as stipulated in the South Carolina Education Standards.

(B) All local school boards shall adopt policies prohibiting indoctrination of students by teachers.

(C) The State Department of Education shall establish a model policy of transparency regarding curriculum. Each public school district either shall adopt the model policy as its own policy or revise its existing policy to conform to the model policy.

(D) All state-approved curriculum must be reviewed on a regular basis. This process must be transparent, with notices sent out to the general public. Additionally, curriculum review committees shall include meaningful conversation with district stakeholders, specifically including parents. Locally, parents have the right to review curriculum standards and submit feedback to the district and state.

(E) Each local school district shall amend its curriculum selection policies to conform to the new State Department of Education 'Model Policy for Library/Media Center Materials Selection and Reconsideration Process'."

SECTION3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /