Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 4114Ratification Number: 349Act Number: 313Primary Sponsor: WrightType of Legislation: GBSubject: At-home teachingCompanion Bill Number: 1186Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Mar 31, 1992Computer Document Number: CYY/18684.SDGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: Apr 08, 1992Introduced Date: Jan 14, 1992Date of Last Amendment: Mar 25, 1992Last History Body: ------Last History Date: Apr 08, 1992Last History Type: Act No. 313Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WrightType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4114 ------ Apr 08, 1992 Act No. 313 4114 ------ Apr 08, 1992 Signed by Governor 4114 ------ Apr 02, 1992 Ratified R 349 4114 House Mar 31, 1992 Concurred in Senate amendment, enrolled for ratification 4114 Senate Mar 26, 1992 Read third time, returned to House with amendment 4114 Senate Mar 25, 1992 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, March 26, 1992 4114 Senate Mar 19, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 04 with amendment 4114 Senate Feb 19, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 04 referred to Committee 4114 House Feb 18, 1992 Amended, read third time, sent to Senate 4114 House Feb 13, 1992 Debate Adjourned until Tuesday, February 18 4114 House Feb 12, 1992 Amended, read second time 4114 House Feb 05, 1992 Committee Report: Favorable 21 4114 House Jan 14, 1992 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A313, R349, H4114)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 59-65-45 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ARE AUTHORIZED TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN AT HOME.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Alternative home schooling requirements
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-65-45. In lieu of the requirements of Section 59-65-40, parents or guardians may teach their children at home if the instruction is conducted under the auspices of the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools. Bona fide membership and continuing compliance with the academic standards of South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools exempts the home school from the further requirements of Section 59-65-40.
The State Department of Education shall conduct annually a review of the association standards to insure that requirements of the association, at a minimum, include:
(a) a parent must hold at least a high school diploma or the equivalent general educational development (GED) certificate;
(b) the instructional year is at least one hundred eighty days; and
(c) the curriculum includes, but is not limited to, the basic instructional areas of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, and in grades seven through twelve, composition and literature.
By January thirtieth of each year, the South Carolina Association of Independent Home Schools shall report the number and grade level of children home schooled through the association to the children's respective school districts."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 8th day of April, 1992.