South Carolina General Assembly
116th Session, 2005-2006

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Bill 3702

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AMENDED

January 17, 2006

H. 3702

Introduced by Reps. J.R. Smith, Loftis, Hinson, G.R. Smith, Haskins, Barfield, Vaughn, Clark, Frye, Davenport, Viers, Haley, Altman, Bailey, Cato, Ceips, Chellis, Clemmons, Dantzler, Edge, Hagood, Hamilton, Harrell, Herbkersman, Huggins, Limehouse, Littlejohn, McGee, Merrill, Perry, E.H. Pitts, Rice, Sandifer, Scarborough, D.C. Smith, W.D. Smith, Talley, Tripp, Young, Owens and Leach

S. Printed 1/17/06--H.

Read the first time March 3, 2005.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND SECTION 59-67-460, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO CONTRACTS FOR SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT MAY CONTRACT WITH PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS OR CONTRACTORS FOR ITS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE THE FORMULA BY WHICH THE STATE BUDGET AND CONTROL BOARD SHALL CALCULATE STATE AID.

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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 59-67-460 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-67-460.    (A)    Any county board of education A school district may at any time contract for any part or all of its transportation services with private individuals or contractors for the furnishing of such these services. In any such this instance the county board of education school district shall execute the contracts. The county board shall school district must be responsible for the payment of all sums due under contracts so entered into pursuant to this section and shall receive aid from the State for pupils thus transported only on the basis of the average per pupil operating cost of State-owned equipment for the current year as determined by the State Board of Education. as calculated by the State Budget and Control Board to include that district's proportional share of the current year's state appropriations of any money used for school transportation activities, including fuel, maintenance, parts, driver's salaries, insurance, and any other relevant activities, based on actual expenditures in that district as they relate to total statewide expenditures for school transportation activities, including fuel, maintenance, parts, driver's salaries, insurance, and any other relevant activities in the year previous to the decision to contract. The State Department of Education promptly shall deliver to the Budget and Control Board a full and complete accounting of all state expenditures on school transportation pursuant to this subsection upon request.

(B)    The Board board may enter into agreements an agreement with county boards of education a school district whereby pupils living in isolated areas may be transported by special arrangements when such transportation can be provided at lower cost than by operating a regular bus route."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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