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A315, R240, H4904
Sponsors: Reps. Bingham, Allison, Anthony and G.R. Smith
Document Path: l:\council\bills\dka\3975sd12.docx
Companion/Similar bill(s): 3663
Introduced in the House on February 28, 2012
Introduced in the Senate on April 3, 2012
Passed by the General Assembly on May 23, 2012
Governor's Action: June 7, 2012, Signed
Summary: Report cards
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/28/2012 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 12) 2/28/2012 House Referred to Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 12) 3/1/2012 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith 3/22/2012 House Recalled from Committee on Ways and Means (House Journal-page 49) 3/23/2012 Scrivener's error corrected 3/28/2012 House Read second time (House Journal-page 70) 3/28/2012 House Roll call Yeas-112 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 71) 3/29/2012 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 14) 4/3/2012 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 4/3/2012 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/16/2012 Senate Polled out of committee Education (Senate Journal-page 4) 5/16/2012 Senate Committee report: Favorable Education (Senate Journal-page 4) 5/22/2012 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 16) 5/22/2012 Senate Roll call Ayes-37 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 16) 5/23/2012 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 11) 6/5/2012 Ratified R 240 6/7/2012 Signed By Governor 6/18/2012 Effective date 06/07/12 9/5/2012 Act No. 315
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A315, R240, H4904)
A JOINT RESOLUTION TO SUSPEND THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROVIDE PRINTED COPIES OF 2012 DISTRICT AND SCHOOL REPORT CARDS; TO REQUIRE A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR SCHOOL WITHIN THE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE PARENTS WITH A LINK TO THE REPORT CARDS VIA EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION METHODS UPON CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO SUSPEND THE REQUIREMENT THAT SCHOOLS ADVERTISE THE DISTRICT AND SCHOOL 2012 REPORT CARD, BUT TO REQUIRE RESULTS TO BE PROVIDED TO AN AREA NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION; TO ALLOW HIGH SCHOOLS TO OFFER STATE-FUNDED WORKKEY ASSESSMENTS TO CERTAIN STUDENTS USING SPECIFIED FUNDS APPROPRIATED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013, OR FOR THESE PURPOSES IN PRIOR YEARS; TO PROVIDE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 A ONE-YEAR GRACE PERIOD FOR CERTAIN RECIPIENTS OF A SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER LOAN, AND TO REQUIRE THE SOUTH CAROLINA STUDENT LOAN CORPORATION TO DEVELOP FORMS AND PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT THE GRACE PERIOD; AND TO DIRECT SAVINGS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Printed copies not required
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding Section 59-18-930 of the 1976 Code, the State Department of Education is not required to provide printed copies of 2012 district and school report cards. The district or school shall email parents a link to the report cards if the school maintains parent email addresses in its student information system database. The district or school shall notify parents about the report cards through its newsletters and other regular communication channels. If a parent requests from the district or school a printed copy of the report card, the district or school shall provide a printed copy without cost to the parent.
Newspaper advertising not required
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding Section 59-18-930(B) of the 1976 Code, a public school or district board is not required to inform the community of the school's and district's 2012 report card by advertising the results in at least one South Carolina daily newspaper of general circulation in the area. However, the results must be provided to the editor of a newspaper of general circulation in the school's or district's area.
WorkKeys assessments authorized
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding Section 59-18-340 of the 1976 Code, high schools also may offer state-funded WorkKeys to tenth grade students using funds appropriated for the assessment of PSAT or PLAN in the 2012-2013 general appropriations act, or for these purposes in prior years. The selection of the test for each student should be informed and guided by the student's individual graduation plan, cluster selection, guidance counselor advisement, and parent or legal guardian consent.
Grace period allowed
SECTION 4. For Fiscal Year 2012-2013, an individual who received a South Carolina Teacher Loan pursuant to Section 59-26-20(j) of the 1976 Code, who completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in education in calendar year 2012, and who was not employed in a public school in South Carolina by September 1, 2012, or the 2012-2013 school year may elect to receive a one-year grace period that allows the individual to defer making loan repayments for one calendar year. Interest must be accrued during this deferral period. The South Carolina Student Loan Corporation shall develop the forms and procedures to implement and monitor the grace period.
Allocation of funds
SECTION 5. The State Department of Education shall allocate the funds from savings generated from the enactment of Section 1 of this joint resolution to school districts based on the weighted pupil units.
SECTION 6. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 5th day of June, 2012.
Approved the 7th day of June, 2012.
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