View Amendment Current Amendment: 5 to Bill 935

Rep. OTT proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 935 (COUNCIL\WAB\935C005.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)accept scholarship students on a random and religion-neutral basis without regard to the student's race, color, national origin, creed, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, athletic performance, proficiency in the English language, or past academic or disciplinary history;

(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;

(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. /