Current Status Bill Number:
4965Ratification Number: 390Act Number: 499Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980407Primary Sponsor: WalkerAll Sponsors: Walker, Allison, Lanford, Lee, Phillips, Davenport, D. Smith, Littlejohn and HawkinsDrafted Document Number: gjk\21426sd.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980416Governor's Action: U Became law without signature of GovernorDate of Governor's Action: 19980528Subject: Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee established, Schools and School Districts
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19980910 Act No. A499 ------ 19980528 Unsigned, became law without signature of Governor ------ 19980521 Ratified R390 Senate 19980416 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19980415 Read second time Senate 19980414 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days Senate 19980414 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19980409 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19980408 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on the next Legislative day House 19980407 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A499, R390, H4965)
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SPARTANBURG COUNTY EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE AND TO DEVOLVE THE DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTION OF MINIMUM FOUNDATION MONIES UPON THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURES UNDER WHICH THESE MINIMUM FOUNDATION MONIES MUST BE DISTRIBUTED, AND TO ABOLISH THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Education Oversight Committee established
SECTION 1. There is established an oversight committee, known as the Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee, to be comprised of the chairperson of the board of trustees of each of the seven school districts in Spartanburg County to serve ex officio. The superintendents of the seven school districts of the county also shall serve on the oversight committee as ex officio members; provided, that the superintendents shall have no voting authority as members of the committee.
SECTION 2. A chairman of the oversight committee shall be elected by the members of the committee. The chairman shall serve on a one-year rotational basis in accordance with procedures determined by the oversight committee.
Devolvement of powers; county board of education abolished
SECTION 3. The powers and duties of the Spartanburg County Board of Education including the distribution of minimum foundation monies are devolved upon the Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee, and the Spartanburg County Board of Education is abolished.
Distribution of foundation monies
SECTION 4. The Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee shall ensure that the minimum foundation monies are distributed on a fair and equitable basis. For this purpose, funding derived from the minimum foundation monies must be distributed annually to each of the seven school districts by the Spartanburg County Treasurer's Office in accordance with the formula guidelines as directed by the oversight committee.
Fiscal autonomy not decreased
SECTION 5. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as decreasing the fiscal autonomy of the seven school districts in Spartanburg County.
SECTION 6. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Became law without the signature of the Governor -- 05/28/98.