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Sponsors: Senator Hembree
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Introduced in the Senate on January 23, 2019
Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Education
Summary: National School Choice Week
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/23/2019 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 1/23/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Education (Senate Journal-page 4)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO RECOGNIZE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 20 THROUGH JANUARY 26, 2019, 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, providing 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 Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in Columbia at a State House rally during the ninth annual National School Choice Week, to be held the week of January 20 through January 26, 2019. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the South Carolina Senate recognize the week of January 20 through January 26, 2019, 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 to learn more about the educational options available to them in South Carolina during National School Choice Week.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the National School Choice Week nonprofit organization.
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