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A161, R23, H3672
Sponsors: Reps. Walker, Mahaffey, Talley and Littlejohn
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Introduced in the House on February 20, 2003
Introduced in the Senate on March 4, 2003
Passed by the General Assembly on March 12, 2003
Governor's Action: March 21, 2003, Vetoed
Legislative veto action(s): Veto overridden
Summary: Spartanburg County Nos. 1 through 7, School days missed due to inclement weather or other disruptions
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/20/2003 House Introduced and read first time HJ-38 2/20/2003 House Referred to Spartanburg Delegation HJ-38 2/25/2003 House Delegation report: Favorable Spartanburg Delegation HJ-7 2/26/2003 House Read second time HJ-18 2/26/2003 Scrivener's error corrected 2/27/2003 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-7 3/4/2003 Senate Introduced, read first time, placed on calendar without reference SJ-14 3/11/2003 Senate Read second time SJ-17 3/11/2003 Senate Unanimous consent for third reading on next legislative day SJ-17 3/12/2003 Senate Read third time and enrolled SJ-14 3/19/2003 Ratified R 23 3/21/2003 Vetoed by Governor 3/26/2003 House Veto overridden by originating body Yeas-7 Nays-0 HJ-42 3/26/2003 Senate Veto overridden Yeas-45 Nays-0 SJ-9 4/4/2003 Copies available 4/4/2003 Effective date 03/26/03 10/23/2003 Act No. 161
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(A161, R23, H3672)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS TO MAKE UP DAYS LOST BECAUSE OF WEATHER OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, AND 7.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
School make up days
SECTION 1. Beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, each local school district board of trustees of Spartanburg School Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 shall have the authority to establish an annual school calendar for students, faculty, and staff to include starting dates, ending dates, holidays, inservice days, and professional development days. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, all school days missed because of snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions must be made up. Each school district shall annually designate at least three days for students and at least three days for teachers within their school calendars to be used as make-up days in the event of these occurrences. If sufficient make-up days are not in each school district calendar, the local school board of trustees may lengthen the hours of school operation by no less than one hour each day for the total number of hours missed. Schools operating on a four by four block schedule shall make every effort to make up the time during the semester that days are missed. A plan to make up days by lengthening the school day must be approved by the State Department of Education prior to implementation. Tutorial instruction for grades 7 through 12 may be taught on Saturday at the direction of the local school board. However, if a local school board chooses to make up days on Saturdays, tutorial instruction for grades 7 through 12 must be scheduled during an alternate time.
Before introducing local legislation to excuse any days missed because of snow, extreme weather conditions, or other disruptions, the Spartanburg Legislative Delegation should ascertain, by requesting a vote of the local school board of trustees, if the board is in support of excusing days missed for students or teachers, or both. Additionally, the Spartanburg Legislative Delegation should determine if the district has used the required designated make-up days or attempted to make up days by lengthening the hours of school operation before the introduction of local legislation to excuse days.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 19th day of March, 2003.
Vetoed by the Governor -- 3/20/03.
Veto overridden by House -- 3/26/03.
Veto overridden by Senate -- 3/26/03.
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