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H 3124 - Open Enrollment and School Choice - Key Vote

South Carolina Key Votes

Harry Ott, Jr. voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (60-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Open Enrollment and School Choice

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto for a bill that creates a statewide open enrollment plan and establishes a district choice program for public schools.

Highlights:
- Defines “school district choice programs” as including public magnet and charter schools, single-gender programs, extended school year programs, virtual schooling programs, arts programs, and other such options, and provides parents with significant influence in assigning their students to these programs [sec. 1]. - Requires statewide open enrollment beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, and requires each school district to provide an optional elementary, middle and high school program for students by the 2008-2009 school year [sec. 1]. - Establishes the Office of School Choice and Innovation, which provides school districts with information on various school choice options [sec. 1]. - Requires school districts to accept eligible students living outside the district until 3 percent of the district’s average attendance has been filled by students participating in the open enrollment program [sec. 1].
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Open Enrollment and Optional Programs

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Conference Report Rejected (House) (49-51) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (62-49) - (Key vote)

Title: Open Enrollment and School Choice

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a statewide open enrollment plan and establishes a district choice program for public schools.

Highlights:
- Defines “school district choice programs” as including public magnet and charter schools, single-gender programs, extended school year programs, virtual schooling programs, arts programs, and other such options, and provides parents with significant influence in assigning their students to these programs [sec. 1]. - Requires statewide open enrollment beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, and requires each school district to provide an optional elementary, middle and high school program for students by the 2008-2009 school year [sec. 1]. - Establishes the Office of School Choice and Innovation, which provides school districts with information on various school choice options [sec. 1]. - Requires school districts to accept eligible students living outside the district until 3 percent of the district’s average attendance has been filled by students participating in the open enrollment program [sec. 1].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Open Enrollment and Optional Programs

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a statewide open enrollment plan and establishes a district choice program for public schools.

Highlights:
- Defines “school district choice programs” as including public magnet and charter schools, single-gender programs, extended school year programs, virtual schooling programs, arts programs, and other such options, and provides parents with significant influence in assigning their students to these programs [sec. 1]. - Requires statewide open enrollment beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, and requires each school district to provide an optional elementary, middle and high school program for students by the 2008-2009 school year [sec. 1]. - Establishes the Office of School Choice and Innovation, which provides school districts with information on various school choice options [sec. 1]. - Requires school districts to accept eligible students living outside the district until 5 percent of the receiving district’s average attendance has been filled by students participating in the open enrollment program [sec. 1].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (69-53) - (Key vote)

Title: Open Enrollment and Optional Programs

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that creates a statewide open enrollment plan for public schools.

Highlights:
- Requires statewide open enrollment in three years and for every school district to provide an optional elementary, middle and high school program for students within two [sec. 1]. - Includes public charter schools, virtual school programs, extended day or school year programs, flexible school scheduling programs, Montessori programs, single-gender programs, learning team programs, magnet school programs, and school-within-a-school programs as acceptable optional school choice programs [sec. 1]. - Establishes the Office of School Choice and Innovation, which provides school districts with information on various school choice options [sec. 1]. - Establishes that enrollment of a student outside of his/her own district is only guaranteed until 3 percent of the receiving district's highest average attendance over a 10-year period has been filled [sec. 1].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Open Enrollment and Optional Programs

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