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Sponsors: Reps. Townsend, Walker, Pinson and Harrell
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Introduced in the House on April 25, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on April 26, 2006
Adopted by the General Assembly on May 2, 2006
Summary: Charter School Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/25/2006 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-41 4/26/2006 Senate Introduced SJ-20 4/26/2006 Senate Referred to Committee on Education SJ-20 5/2/2006 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education SJ-4 5/2/2006 Senate Adopted, returned to House with concurrence SJ-4
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TO RECOGNIZE THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS IN SOUTH CAROLINA MAKE TOWARD THE EDUCATION OF OUR STATE'S STUDENTS AND TO DECLARE THE WEEK MAY 1-6, 2006, AS "CHARTER SCHOOL WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, May 1-6, 2006, marks the seventh National Charter School Week in the United States. Charter School Week provides an excellent opportunity to recognize the contributions of charter schools and presents a wonderful opportunity to educate the citizens of South Carolina on the educational options offered by charter schools; and
Whereas, the first charter law was enacted in Minnesota in 1991 and the first charter school opened there in 1992 and is still operating today; and
Whereas, forty states and the District of Columbia have charter schools which total more than three thousand six hundred schools with over one million students. Fifty-six percent of charter schools have waiting lists, and the total number of students on these waiting lists is enough to fill over eleven hundred average size charter schools; and
Whereas, in South Carolina our charter school law was enacted in 1996, amended in 2002, and other amendments are being considered this year. There are now twenty-six charter schools serving over four thousand students in our State; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, in order to recognize the contributions of charter schools in South Carolina have determined to adopt this resolution in honor of these excellent educational institutions in South Carolina and in the United States. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize the contributions that charter schools in South Carolina make toward the education of our state's students and declare the week of May 1-6, 2006, as "Charter School Week" in South Carolina.
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