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Bill Number: 428 Ratification Number: 121 Act Number 85 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Assessment of the capabilities of persons being considered as elementary or secondary school principals
(A85, R121, S428)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 59-24-10, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPABILITIES OF PERSONS BEING CONSIDERED AS ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL INSTEAD OF A QUARTERLY REPORT ON THE ASSESSMENT AND TO REVISE THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE REPORT.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Assessment of capabilities of prospective elementary and secondary school principals
SECTION 1. Section 59-24-10 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 59-24-10. Beginning with the school year 1985-86, any person being considered for appointment as a principal for any elementary or secondary school must be assessed for his instructional leadership and management capabilities by the Assessment Center of the South Carolina Department of Education, and a written report of the assessment must be forwarded to the board of trustees of the district before the appointment is made. The provisions of this section do not apply to any persons currently employed as principals on the effective date of the South Carolina Education Improvement Act of 1984 nor to any persons hired as principals before the beginning of school year 1985-86.
The State Department of Education shall provide facilities for assessment, monitor the utilization of those assessed, and present an annual report to the Select Committee on:
(1) the number of prospective principals assessed;
(2) their assignment to the principalship;
(3) the potential of the assessment program for improving school administration."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.