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Sponsors: Senator Turner
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Introduced in the Senate on February 17, 2015
Adopted by the Senate on March 4, 2015
Summary: Graduation Awareness Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/17/2015 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/17/2015 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 2/27/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 3/3/2015 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/4/2015 Scrivener's error corrected 3/4/2015 Senate Adopted (Senate Journal-page 20)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
March 3, 2015
S. Printed 3/3/15--S. [SEC 3/4/15 1:07 PM]
Read the first time February 17, 2015.
TO RECOGNIZE GRADUATE SC AND ITS GOAL OF INCREASING AWARENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS AND OF PREVENTING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM DROPPING OUT IN THE FUTURE AND TO PROCLAIM THE SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2015 AS "GRADUATION AWARENESS WEEK OF 2015".
Whereas, more than 1.2 million students in the United States (approximately seven thousand students per day) drop out of high school every year; and
Whereas, roughly seventy-five percent of students in South Carolina actually graduate from high school; and
Whereas, seventy-five percent of state prison inmates and fifty-nine percent of federal prison inmates are high school dropouts; and
Whereas, South Carolina's children are faced with incredible obstacles to learning because one in three children will grow up in poverty; and
Whereas, in South Carolina, only one-third of high school students will graduate on time, and absent awareness and action, that number is not expected to increase; and
Whereas, South Carolina should have a program designed to help raise awareness of high school drop-out rates and to lower the drop-out rate; and
Whereas, GradUate SC, a program established by the Leadership South Carolina Class of 2015 in conjunction with key partners, seeks to raise awareness regarding dropouts in South Carolina by: informing the business community about its role in both providing jobs and helping decrease the drop-out rate; educating middle school and high school students about how they can stay in school and why they should earn a high school diploma; and encouraging legislators to affect change in public policy for drop-out prevention. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the Senate, by this resolution, recognize GradUate SC and its goal of increasing awareness of high school dropouts and of preventing high school students from dropping out in the future and proclaim the second week of September 2015 as "Graduation Awareness Week of 2015".
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Leadership South Carolina.
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