Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
The Rock Hill School Board Work Session this Monday will be long. You can find the information package for employee climate, board communications, capital needs, and a first draft for next year's school calendar by clicking here. (http://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/districtinformation/boardoftrustees/boardmeetinginformationpacket.aspx?file_id=4171) To find the recommendation to go to 1 to 1 computing at the high school level click here. (http://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/districtinformation/boardoftrustees/boardmeetinginformationpacket.aspx?file_id=4173)
Results from the November employee school climate report are also available in the meeting information package.
Monday, January 5, 2015
From Dr. Frank Morgan's Blog:
Posted on January 5, 2015 by Dr. Frank Morgan
The 2015 Session of the South Carolina General Assembly begins next week. Following is a summary of prefiled education legislation that will be considered:
S.45 – Would provide more flexibility for school district on the number of school days, subject to approval by the State Board of Education.
S.46 – Would permit local school boards to pay lump-sum bonuses to teachers for excellent performance. Bonuses would be capped at 20% of base salary and not be included in retirement benefit calculations.
S.49/S.50 – Would expand funding for 4K programs to more districts.
S.69 – Would permit the Governor to appoint the State Superintendent and establish qualifications for the office.
S.82 – Would require schools to have one hour of instruction on Veteran’s Day about the history and meaning of the holiday.
S.94 – Would prohibit school districts from issuing general obligation bonds for general operating expenses.
S.138 – Would provide legal immunity for a school employee or volunteer who intervenes on behalf of a student who is being bullied or harassed.
S.147 – Would require that a Special Education student who completes an IEP program to be awarded a diploma versus a certificate of attendance.
S.164/H3265 – Would require high school students to receive instruction in CPR.
S.224 – Would prohibit more than one school district within a county.
S.239 – Would require teachers and administrators to be paid at the Southeastern average.
H.3023 – Would require schools to provide instruction on the Second Amendment in December of each year.
H.3030 – Would require that an electrocardiogram test be part of the required athletic physical examination.
H.3075 – Would decrease the residence to school distance for required school bus transportation.
H.3094 – Would permit school employees to bring a civil action against a student who commits a criminal offense against the employee on school property.
H.3110 – Proposed an amendment to the SC Constitution that would add language requiring the General Assembly to provide a “high quality education for all children in the state.”
H.3205 – Would extend the deadline one year for the state to develop its own college and career ready standards.
H.3209/H.3240 – Would provide additional funding for K-12 from the lottery.
H.3221 – Would require Veteran’s Day to be a school holiday.
H.3222 – Would require the Department of Education to develop a model dating violence policy for districts to use to develop their own policy and also require the Department of Education to provide resources for training staff in this area.
H.3245 – Would create a “Public School Flexibility and Study Committee” that would study educational innovations that are promoting parity in educational opportunities.
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