South Carolina General Assembly
123rd Session, 2019-2020

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S. 203

STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Young
Document Path: l:\s-res\try\011scho.sp.try.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education

Summary: School districts

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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  12/12/2018  Senate  Prefiled
  12/12/2018  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education
    1/8/2019  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 133)
    1/8/2019  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 133)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

12/12/2018

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A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 17, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BY ADDING SECTION 59-17-45, TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXCEPTION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Chapter 17, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 59-17-45.    (A)    Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, school districts in this State that meet at least two of the following criteria and are in a single county shall be consolidated within the county boundaries in which the districts are located. Districts shall be consolidated if:

(1)    the average daily membership of the district is less than one thousand five hundred members;

(2)    the school district contains a school with an accreditation status of probation or denied;

(3)    the school district is currently under state designation of Fiscal Caution or Warning pursuant to Section 59-20-90; or

(4)    the district has a risk assessment of medium or high or has a school or schools that have been in improvement status for three years.

(B)    This section does not apply to a school district that is the only school district in a county."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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