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Session 109 - (1991-1992)Printer Friendly
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H 3851 General Bill, By D.A. Wright
    A Bill enact the South Carolina Parental Responsibilities Act of 1991 including provisions to amend Section 59-20-60, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to spending priorities of school districts and school improvement reports, so as to further provide for the format of this report regarding home-school relationships; to amend Chapter 65, Title 59, relating to attendance of pupils by adding Article 4 so as to provide for school truancy plans and procedures; to add Section 59-26-95 so as to provide that the State Board of Education shall promulgate regulations to provide that school guidance counselors are employed primarily to counsel students, give group guidance where appropriate, and work with students' parents and teachers; to amend Section 59-26-20, relating to the duties of the State Board of Education, so as to provide that the State Board shall adopt certain program approval standards relating to students pursuing teaching programs in regard to working with students at risk and their parents; to add Section 59-26-85 so as to provide that the State Department of Education shall develop in-service training programs for working with students at risk and their parents; to amend Section 43-5-550, relating to statewide work support services delivery system of public aid and assistance, so as to include parental training for young custodial parents; to amend Sections 59-65-20, 59-65-50, and 59-65-60, relating to the attendance of pupils including penalties for violation, so as to establish certain procedures for handling nonattendance cases; and to repeal Section 59-65-70, relating to the power of a court of competent jurisdiction to declare a child delinquent for failure to attend school.
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04/11/91House Introduced and read first time HJ-19
04/11/91House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-19

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