Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3838Primary Sponsor: Moody-LawrenceCommittee Number: 21Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Primary schools, promotion based on progress not ageResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Education and Public WorksComputer Document Number: BBM/10423JM.93Introduced Date: 19930401Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930401Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Moody-Lawrence Inabinett McMahand Quinn Whipper Jaskwhich Richardson Scott Cobb-Hunter Neal McLeod Corning Beatty Wright ByrdType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3838 House 19930401 Introduced, read first time, 21 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO PROVIDE THAT IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS PUPILS SHALL ATTEND PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHICH SHALL NOT BE BASED ON AGE, EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, NOR MAINTAIN TRADITIONAL KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE THREE BUT WHICH SHALL BE BASED ON PROGRESS MEASURED BY PERIODIC TESTING AND EVALUATION, AND REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS ACT BY NECESSARY REGULATIONS AND DIRECTIVES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law and for the purposes of Title 59 of the 1976 Code of Laws and subject to the provisions of Section 59-65-10(A), in the public schools of this State pupils entering kindergarten and up to the time they would normally and traditionally commence what traditionally has been and is known as grade four shall attend primary schools which shall not be based on age, except as specifically provided in Section 59-65-10(A), nor maintain traditional kindergarten through grade three but which shall be based on progress attained in the various subjects and courses measured by periodic testing and evaluation. The State Board of Education shall provide for the implementation of the provisions of this section by necessary regulations and directives.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect July 1, 1994.