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3990Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19990427Primary Sponsor: G. BrownAll Sponsors: G. Brown, J. Hines and NeilsonDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\nbd\11344mm99.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19990428Subject: Robert C. "Bob" Scott, Jr., ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19990428 Received from Senate Senate 19990428 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19990427 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
RECOGNIZING THE LEGACY OF THE LATE ROBERT C. "BOB" SCOTT, JR., OF FLORENCE AND EDISTO ISLAND AND HIS INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA THROUGH HIS DEDICATED ADVOCACY FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Whereas, Robert C. "Bob" Scott, Jr., of Florence and Edisto Island died October 13, 1998; and
Whereas, Bob Scott served as a persistent advocate for public education in general and in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina especially; and
Whereas, his ongoing battle for more equitable state funding of public education brought dozens of school districts together before the State Supreme Court in a case that is destined to impact greatly the perception of the state's duties in the offering of an education to its citizens; and
Whereas, Bob Scott's devotion to public education began, after a distinguished and much-decorated World War II service in the Pacific Theater and graduation from Furman University, with tenures at Pendleton High School and Laurens High School as football coach and athletic director; and
Whereas, he followed a stint as associate director of Florence-Darlington TEC with his thirty-one year commitment as founder and executive director of the Pee Dee Education Center, the oldest and largest education consortium in the State; and
Whereas, he served the State Board of Education for eleven years, including terms as vice chairman and chairman, and was the founder of the Adopt-A-School program which continues to build partnerships between business and industry and public education; and
Whereas, he was instrumental in the adoption of a number of successful education initiatives, both in the Pee Dee region and around the State, such as Project Share, Pee Dee Math and Science Hub, Minority Teacher Recruitment Center, and the Comprehensive School Health Program; and
Whereas, his service to the State and to public education has been recognized by the award of Order of the Palmetto and by the establishment of scholarships and endowments in his name; and
Whereas, his legacy of contribution to public education in South Carolina has inspired other educators to service, including his late daughter, Dr. Susan Scott Lynch, also an Order of the Palmetto recipient in honor of her own devotion to public education; and
Whereas, Bob Scott is survived by a loving wife of more than fifty years, Dr. Louise Tinsley Scott; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Debbie Scott; son-in-law, Barry Lynch; and grandchildren, brother and sister, and nieces and nephews. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly do hereby recognize the legacy of the late Robert "Bob" Scott, Jr., of Florence and Edisto Island and his invaluable contributions to the people of South Carolina through his dedicated advocacy for public education.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his wife, Dr. Louise Tinsley Scott.
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