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A83, R122, H4084
Sponsors: Rep. Stringer
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Introduced in the House on April 29, 2015
Introduced in the Senate on May 21, 2015
Last Amended on May 20, 2015
Passed by the General Assembly on June 4, 2015
Governor's Action: June 11, 2015, Signed
Summary: Charter school, school leader
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4/29/2015 House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 3) 4/29/2015 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 3) 5/14/2015 House Committee report: Favorable with amendment Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 5) 5/20/2015 House Amended (House Journal-page 23) 5/20/2015 House Read second time (House Journal-page 23) 5/20/2015 House Roll call Yeas-92 Nays-0 (House Journal-page 24) 5/21/2015 House Read third time and sent to Senate (House Journal-page 13) 5/21/2015 Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 5) 5/21/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 5) 6/2/2015 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 6/3/2015 Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 51) 6/3/2015 Senate Roll call Ayes-36 Nays-0 (Senate Journal-page 51) 6/4/2015 Senate Read third time and enrolled (Senate Journal-page 46) 6/8/2015 Ratified R 122 6/11/2015 Signed By Governor 6/17/2015 Effective date 06/11/15 6/18/2015 Act No. 83
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
(A83, R122, H4084)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-40-50, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND ADMISSIONS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS, SO AS TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL LEADERS TO BE HIRED TO ASSIST WITH THE DAILY OPERATIONS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, TO PROVIDE THAT EMPLOYEES, BOARD MEMBERS, AND STAFF OF CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE SUBJECT TO THE ETHICS AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO PUBLIC MEMBERS AND PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, AND TO PROVIDE CHARTER CONTRACTS MUST CONTAIN STATEMENTS OF ASSURANCE OF ETHICAL COMPLIANCE ON BEHALF OF THE SCHOOLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Use of school leaders to oversee daily operations
SECTION 1.A. Section 59-40-50(B)(6) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 164 of 2012, is further amended to read:
"(6) hire or contract for, in its discretion, administrative staff, including a school leader, to oversee the daily operation of the school. At least one of the administrative staff must be certified or experienced in the field of school administration;"
Ethics and accountability requirements
B. Section 59-40-50(B) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 29 of 2013, is further amended by adding a new item at the end to read:
"(11) be subject to the ethics and government accountability requirements for public members and public employees as contained in Chapter 13, Title 8. For purposes of this subsection, employees of the charter school board are considered public employees. The charter contract in accordance with Section 59-40-60(B) must contain a statement of assurance of ethical compliance on behalf of the school."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of June, 2015.
Approved the 11th day of June, 2015.
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