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Proviso 1.24 School Board Meetings

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden

Website postings must include notice of the date, time, and agenda of regularly scheduled school board meetings 24 hours in advance and board minutes 10 days prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting for those districts that have a website.


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Proviso 1.26. & (1A.14) (SDE-EIA: School Districts and Special Schools Flexibility)   

4 months ago

Proviso 1.31. (SDE: Governor's Schools' Fees)

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden

WE are not a Governor's School

Proviso 1.31. (SDE: School District Furlough)

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden

Each school district must post current policy and administrative rule manuals in a downloadable file format


Our District Board Policies and Administrative Rule manuals can be found here!


Proviso 1.44. (SDE: Administrative Costs Report Posting)

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden

School districts must post the amount of funds spent in the prior fiscal year on administrative cost defined by the financial analysis model, “In$ight,” for education programs utilized by the South Carolina Department of Education.



Proviso 1.50. (SDE: Health Education)

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden

Each school district must post the title and publisher of all health education materials is has approved, adopted and used in the classroom for which funding was allocated by the SC Department of Education.


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S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-535(F)(1)(b)

4 months ago

By Jennifer Madden


Each School must post the Sex Offender Registry Website hyperlink!

http://scor.sled.sc.gov/ConditionsOfUse.Aspx

SECTION 23-3-535. Limitation on places of residence of certain sex offenders; exceptions; violations; local government ordinances; school districts required to provide certain information.

(A) As contained in this section:

(1) "Children's recreational facility" means a facility owned and operated by a city, county, or special purpose district used for the purpose of recreational activity for children under the age of eighteen.

(2) "Daycare center" means an arrangement where, at any one time, there are three or more preschool-age children, or nine or more school-age children receiving child care.

(3) "School" does not include a home school or an institution of higher education.

(4) "Within one thousand feet" means a measurement made in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the nearest portion of the property on which the sex offender resides to the nearest property line of the premises of a school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground, whichever is closer.

(B) It is unlawful for a sex offender who has been convicted of any of the following offenses to reside within one thousand feet of a school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground:

(1) criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first degree;

(2) criminal sexual conduct with a minor, second degree;

(3) assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct with a minor;

(4) kidnapping a person under eighteen years of age; or

(5) trafficking in persons of a person under eighteen years of age except when the court makes a finding on the record that the offense did not include a criminal sexual offense or an attempted criminal sexual offense.

(C) This section does not apply to a sex offender who:

(1) resided within one thousand feet of a school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground before the effective date of this act;

(2) resided within one thousand feet of a school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground on property the sex offender owned before the sex offender was charged with any of the offenses enumerated in subsection (B);

(3) resides within one thousand feet of a school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground as a result of the establishment of a new school, daycare center, children's recreational facility, park, or public playground;

(4) resides in a jail, prison, detention facility, group home for persons under the age of twenty-one licensed by the Department of Social Services, residential treatment facility for persons under the age of twenty-one licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, or other holding facility, including a mental health facility;

(5) resides in a homeless shelter for no more than one year, a group home for persons under the age of twenty-one licensed by the Department of Social Services, or a residential treatment facility for persons under the age of twenty-one licensed by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, and the site was purchased by the organization prior to the effective date of this act;

(6) resides in a community residential care facility, as defined in Section 44-7-130(6); or

(7) resides in a nursing home, as defined in Section 44-7-130(13).

(D) If upon registration of a sex offender, or at any other time, a local law enforcement agency determines that a sex offender is in violation of this section, the local law enforcement agency must, within thirty days, notify the sex offender of the violation, provide the sex offender with a list of areas in which the sex offender is not permitted to reside, and notify the sex offender that the sex offender has thirty days to vacate the residence. If the sex offender fails to vacate the residence within thirty days, the sex offender must be punished as follows:

(1) for a first offense, the sex offender is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or fined not more than five hundred dollars, or both;

(2) for a second offense, the sex offender is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than three years, or fined not more than one thousand dollars, or both;

(3) for a third or subsequent offense, the sex offender is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned for not more than five years, or fined not more than five thousand dollars, or both.

(E) A local government may not enact an ordinance that:

(1) contains penalties that exceed or are less lenient than the penalties contained in this section; or

(2) expands or contracts the boundaries of areas in which a sex offender may or may not reside as contained in subsection (B).

(F)(1) At the beginning of each school year, each school district must provide:

(a) the names and addresses of every sex offender who resides within one thousand feet of a school bus stop within the school district to the parents or guardians of a student who boards or disembarks a school bus at a stop covered by this subsection; or

(b) the hyperlink to the sex offender registry web site on the school district's web site for the purpose of gathering this information.

(2) Local law enforcement agencies must check the school districts' web sites to determine if each school district has complied with this subsection. If a hyperlink does not appear on a school district web site, the local law enforcement agency must contact the school district to confirm that the school district has provided the parents or guardians with the names and addresses of every sex offender who resides within one thousand feet of a school bus stop within the school district. If the local law enforcement agency determines that this information has not been provided, the local law enforcement agency must inform the school district that it is in violation of this subsection. If the school district does not comply within thirty days after notice of its violation, the school district is subject to equitable injunctive relief and, if the plaintiff prevails, the district shall pay the plaintiff's attorney's fees and costs.

HISTORY: 2008 Act No. 333, § 1, eff June 16, 2008; 2009 Act No. 77, § 1, eff June 16, 2009; 2010 Act No. 289, § 10, eff June 11, 2010.

Cipa Compliance

about 1 year ago

By Jennifer Madden


School and district entities receiving funding via the Federal E-Rate Program (E-Rate) must enforce a policy of Internet safety and certify compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which requires Internet Safety Policy, Technology Protection Measures, and Public Notice (Hearing or Meeting).

Cipa Compliance


The District uses a Smoothwall appliance for content filter. 



School and district entities receiving funding via the Federal E-Rate Program (E-Rate) must enforce a policy of Internet safety and certify compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) which requires Internet Safety Policy, Technology Protection Measures, and Public Notice (Hearing or Meeting).

Cipa Compliance




SECTION 59-18-900. Development of comprehensive annual report cards; academic performance ratings; promulgation of regulations.:

4 months ago


By Jennifer Madden