View Amendment Current Amendment: 5 to Bill 3728

Senator Fanning proposes the following amendment (SMIN-3728.MW0127S):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-29-620(A), (B), (C), (D), (E), and (F) and inserting:

 (A) Library and media center material, both printed and electronically accessible, must be age appropriate and grade appropriate. Determination of the appropriateness of materials should be guided by criteria established by the State Board of Education. 

 (B) A student, administrator, teacher, staff member, other school or district employee, or volunteer may not be required to engage in any gender or sexual diversity training or counseling unless it is prescribed as part of a corrective action plan pursuant to Section 59-29-630.  

(C) Nothing in this section prohibits concepts as part of a course of instruction, in a curriculum  or instructional program, or through the use of supplemental instructional materials if these concepts involve:

  (1)the history of an ethnic group, as described in the South Carolina State Standards and instructional materials adopted pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Regulations; 

  (2)the fact-based discussion of controversial aspects of history or current events; 

  (3)the fact-based instruction on the historical oppression of a particular group of people based on race, sex, ethnicity, class, nationality, religion, or geographic region; or 

  (4)the fact-based and historically accurate discussion of the history of slavery. 

(D)  The department shall create and make accessible model lesson plans for LEAs to utilize in all grades and subject areas. 

(E Nothing in this section prohibits an LEA from taking disciplinary action or corrective action for prohibited conduct as prescribed by state law, the department of education, or local school board.