View Amendment Current Amendment: 3 to Bill 935

Rep. OTT proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 935 (COUNCIL\WAB\935C002.RT.WAB22):

Reference is to Printer's Date 4/28/22-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 2, by striking Section 59-8-110(A)(4) and inserting:

/ (4) 'Independent school' means a school, other than a public school at which the compulsory attendance requirements of Section 59-65-10 may be met and:

(a) offers a general education to elementary students;

(b) does not discriminate in the admissions process on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national origin with the exception that schools serving a single sex may participate provided they meet all other requirements;

(c) is located in this State;

(d) has an educational curriculum that includes courses set forth in the state 's diploma requirements, and where the students attending are administered all assessments required by federal and state law for students in South Carolina Public Schools, including that students who must be assessed against alternate achievement standards take the South Carolina Alternate Assessment (SC-Alt) or the current approved Alternate Assessment on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) for South Carolina public schools;

(e) has school facilities that are subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws; and

(f) is a member in good standing of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools, the South Carolina Independent Schools Association, or Palmetto Association of Independent Schools. /