View Amendment Current Amendment: 6 to Bill 935

Rep. OTT proposes the following Amendment No. to S. 935 (COUNCIL\WAB\935C004.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)not withstanding any exemptions to which they may be entitled, comply with all federal and state anti-discrimination laws including, but not limited to:

(1) Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,

(2) the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and

(3) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972;

(d) is located in this State;

(e) has an educational curriculum that includes courses set forth in the state 's diploma requirements, and where the students attending are administered national achievement or state standardized tests, or both, at progressive grade levels to determine student progress;

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

(g) 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. /