Current Status Bill Number:
1271Ratification Number: 440Act Number: 492Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19980528Primary Sponsor: GieseAll Sponsors: Giese and PattersonDrafted Document Number: gjk\21581sd.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980604Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19980611Subject: Foreign nationals may teach native language in Richland County school district No. 1 if meet requirements
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A492 ------ 19980611 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19980604 Ratified R440 House 19980604 Read third time, enrolled for ratification House 19980603 Read second time House 19980602 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Senate 19980602 Read third time, sent to House Senate 19980529 Read second time Senate 19980528 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 19980528 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A492, R440, S1271)
AN ACT TO GRANT A WAIVER TO RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE IN RICHLAND COUNTY WHICH SHALL PERMIT THEM TO EMPLOY FOREIGN NATIONALS TO TEACH THEIR NATIVE OR ACQUIRED LANGUAGE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF THE DISTRICT UNDER SPECIFIED CONDITIONS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) If Richland School District One in Richland County is not able to employ a sufficient number of foreign language teachers for its elementary foreign language programs, the district is authorized to grant a waiver to that school district which shall permit it to employ foreign nationals to teach their native or acquired language in the elementary schools of the district for a period not exceeding three years. No public funds, including school activity funds, may be used to travel to foreign countries to recruit foreign nationals to teach their native or acquired language in a district. These teachers must be proficient in the English language prior to employment.
(B) These foreign nationals so employed must have appropriate work clearances from the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service to enter and work in the United States and must meet all requirements for South Carolina teacher certification prior to employment except that they are not required to be United States citizens or meet the requirements of Section 59-25-120 with regard to the United States Constitution.
(C) Richland School District One shall publish guidelines for the implementation of this section.
(D) Before a position may be filled pursuant to this section, the school district must advertise the position and otherwise document attempts to fill the position with a noncertified but otherwise qualified foreign language teacher who is an American citizen.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 06/11/98.