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April 25, 2002
Introduced by Reps. Townsend, Walker, Littlejohn, Whipper and Gilham
S. Printed 4/25/02--S.
Read the first time February 28, 2002.
TO AMEND SECTION 59-19-45, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO ORIENTATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARDS OF TRUSTEES AND COUNTY BOARDS OF EDUCATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION MUST KEEP A RECORD OF THE TRUSTEES WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION PROGRAM WITHIN ONE YEAR OF TAKING OFFICE AND TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT A TRUSTEE OR COUNTY BOARD MEMBER WHO FAILS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE ORIENTATION IS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION FROM OFFICE BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE PURSUANT TO SECTION 59-19-60.
Amend Title To Conform
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-19-45 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 155 of 1997, is further amended by adding:
"(F) The State Department of Education must keep a record of the school board trustees who complete the orientation program."
SECTION 2. Section 59-18-900 of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 40 of 2001, is further amended by adding:
"(F) The percentage of new trustees who have completed the orientation requirement provided in Section 59-19-45 must be reflected on the school district report card."
SECTION 3. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-40-200. If any section, subsection, paragraph, subparagraph, provision, or portion of this chapter is held to be unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the constitutionality or validity of the remaining portions of this chapter."
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