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3890Ratification Number: 90Act Number: 46Type of Legislation: Joint Resolution JRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20010405Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: Townsend, Harrell, Allison, Hayes, Jennings, McCraw, Phillips, MillerDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20456sd01.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20010510Date of Last Amendment: 20010503Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 20010529Subject: Low-performing school districts, reallocation of certain education funds for special technical assistance authorizedHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 20010611 Act No. A46 ------ 20010529 Signed by Governor ------ 20010523 Ratified R90 House 20010510 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification ------ 20010504 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20010504 Read third time, returned to House with amendment Senate 20010503 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, 20010504 ------ 20010427 Scrivener's error corrected Senate 20010424 Recalled from Committee, 06 SF placed on the Calendar Senate 20010417 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 20010412 Read third time, sent to Senate House 20010411 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, 20010412 House 20010410 Co-Sponsor added (Rule 5.2) by Rep. Miller House 20010405 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without reference Versions of This Bill Revised on April 5, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 25, 2001 - Word format Revised on April 27, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 3, 2001 - Word format Revised on May 4, 2001 - Word format
(A46, R90, H3890)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE REALLOCATION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUNDING UNDER THE EDUCATION ACCOUNTABILITY ACT FOR SPECIFIED ASSISTANCE TO LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOLS AND TO PROVIDE THE MANNER IN WHICH AND CRITERIA UNDER WHICH THIS SPECIAL ASSISTANCE SHALL BE PROVIDED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Reallocation of technical assistance funding
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and in order to provide assistance at the beginning of the school year, schools may qualify for technical assistance based on the criteria established by the Education Oversight Committee for school ratings and on the most recently available PACT scores. In order to best meet the needs of low-performing schools, the funding provided for technical assistance under the Education Accountability Act may be reallocated among the programs and purposes specified in this section. The State Department of Education shall establish criteria for reviewing and assisting schools that will be rated unsatisfactory using a tiered system with the lowest-performing schools receiving highest priority. Not to exceed the statewide total number of specialists stipulated by the Education Accountability Act, the highest priority school assistance shall include a year-long technical assistance team that may include a lead principal or curriculum specialist, or both. All specialists shall have a demonstrated record of success in their field and shall be entitled to the incentives and benefits of a teacher specialist. Technical assistance for below average schools shall be provided to the extent possible in order of need. The State Department of Education shall provide information on the technical assistance strategies and their impact to the State Board of Education, the Education Oversight Committee, the Senate Education Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, the House of Representatives Education and Public Works Committee, and the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee annually.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 23rd day of May, 2001.
Approved the 29th day of May, 2001.
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