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Sponsors: Senator Hembree
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Introduced in the Senate on January 21, 2020
Adopted by the Senate on January 28, 2020
Summary: National School Choice Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/21/2020 Senate Introduced 1/21/2020 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 7) 1/28/2020 Senate Recalled from Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 3) 1/28/2020 Senate Adopted (Senate Journal-page 3)
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TO RECOGNIZE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 26 THROUGH FEBRUARY 1, 2020 AS "NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK" IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO CONGRATULATE STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND SCHOOL LEADERS FROM K-12 EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS OF ALL VARIETIES FOR THEIR PERSISTENCE, ACHIEVEMENTS, DEDICATION, AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, a diversity of choices in K-12 education empowers parents to select educational environments that meet the individual needs and strengths of their children; and
Whereas, South Carolina is home to high-quality K-12 educational environments of all varieties, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online schools, and home schooling; and
Whereas, highly effective teachers and school leaders in all of these educational environments prepare children to achieve their dreams; and
Whereas, more families than ever before in South Carolina are actively choosing the best education for their children; and
Whereas, greater public awareness of the issue of parental choice in education can inform additional families about the benefits of proactively choosing challenging, motivating, and effective educational environments for their children; and
Whereas, the process of parents choosing schools for their children is nonpolitical, nonpartisan, and deserving of the utmost respect; and
Whereas, hundreds of families, teachers, and school leaders will celebrate the benefits of educational choice on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 in Columbia at the State House during the tenth annual National School Choice Week, to be held the week of January 26 through February 1, 2020. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognize the week of January 26 through February 1, 2020 as "National School Choice Week" in South Carolina and congratulate students, parents, teachers, and school leaders from K-12 educational environments of all varieties for their persistence, achievements, dedication, and contributions to their communities in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that the members of the South Carolina Senate encourage all parents, guardians, and caretakers, during National School Choice Week, to learn more about the educational options available to them in South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to the National School Choice Week nonprofit organization.
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