H.3036 – Appointment of the Superintendent of Education

H.3036 is a companion to H.3146 (the constitutional amendment) and would amend the relevant sections of state code to change the Superintendent of Education from an elected position to a cabinet position with advice and consent of the Senate. A candidate must have some extent of school experience, whether as a teacher, on a school board, as […]

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S.40 – Creation of a University Board of Regents

S.40 would create a College and University Board of Regents, which is meant to make the governance of higher education more effective and uniform. The Board would consist of seventeen members serving four year terms, two each elected by the General Assembly based on congressional districts and three members appointed by the Governor. They would be […]

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H.3146 – Appointment of the Superintendent of Education

H.3146 is a constitutional amendment that would change the Superintendent of Education from an elected position to a cabinet position with advice and consent of the Senate. In order for this to change, this amendment to the Constitution must be voted on by the citizens of South Carolina. As the amendment is written in both the House […]

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H.3140 – Registering High Schoolers to Vote

H.3140 requires all high schoolers seventeen and older register to vote. Schools are also prompted to offer information about and the importance of voting in their social studies classes. Voting is the right of all eligible adults. However, it is also the right of those adults to refrain from registering and voting if they so choose. […]

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H.3066 – Creation of a University Board of Regents

H.3066 would create a College and University Board of Regents, which is meant to make the governance of higher education more effective and uniform. The Board would consist of seventeen members serving four year terms, two each elected by the General Assembly based on congressional districts and three members appointed by the Governor. They would be […]

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H.3053 – Limiting Higher Education Tuition Increases

H.3053 would prohibit higher education tuition rate hikes during the four years following a student’s initial enrollment, or for eight semesters. If the student has not completed the degree by then, his tuition rate would increase to the level paid by students who enrolled the year after he did. The student would be eligible for […]

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Lawmakers Propose Education Measures

HOUSE MEMBERS INTRODUCE ASSORTMENT OF K-12 EDUCATION BILLS. FRESH THINKING SEEMS TO BE IN SHORT SUPPLY. Education reform hasn’t gotten much attention this year, except for the routine dire prophecies that increasing money to core services – this year it was roads – would somehow “take money from education.” In fact, though, House lawmakers have […]

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Revising Education Statutes and System

H.4780 creates a committee for the purpose of reviewing Title 59 of the SC Code and reporting to the General Assembly the statutes that are obsolete or no longer applicable. This bill also instructs the Department of Education (DOE) to develop a system for providing services and technical assistance to school districts on a regional […]

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Establishing the SC Education and Economic Development Coordinating Council

H.4781 creates the South Carolina Education and Economic Development Coordination Council, comprised of: State Superintendent of Education or his designee; Executive Director of the South Carolina Employment Security Commission or his designee; Executive Director of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education or his designee; Secretary of the Department of Commerce or his designee; […]

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Creating the Education Facility Authority

H.4776 would create the South Carolina Education Facility Authority to “select and assist in the provision of financial assistance for the construction or enhancement of school facilities to school districts.” The authority would be governed by a board made up of nine directors: One member from each congressional district elected by the General Assembly in […]

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