Education Legislation moves forward in SC Senate

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While House Members are on furlough, the South Carolina State Senate is in Columbia this week.

Here is a brief update on some of the important K-12 education legislation they are considering:

o S. 694, approving regulations for the State Department of Education relating to standards for review of Charter School Applications, designated as Regulation Document Number 4026, received first reading and was referred to the Education Committee.

o S. 695, providing that the South Carolina Charter School District shall distribute 200% of the current year’s base student cost to Charter Schools, received first reading and was referred to the Education Committee.

o S. 696, relating to the required advertisement of the results of a school’s report card in a local newspaper, to allow the required advertisement to be waived if an audited newspaper of general circulation in a school district’s geographic are has previously published the entire school report card results as a news item, received first reading and was referred to the Education Committee.

o S. 520, the Education Opportunity Act that provides tax credits for parents who homeschool or send their children to private schools and establishes a framework for non-profit scholarship granting organizations serving low-income students, will be reviewed by the K-12 subcommittee of the Education Committee on Thursday April 23rd. The public hearing will be held in Room 308, of the Gressette Building in the Statehouse Complex.

UPDATE: S. 694, approving regulations for the State Department of Education relating to standards for review of Charter School Applications, designated as Regulation Document Number 4026, has received second reading (4/15).

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