New law lets SC education chief fire boards after takeover
A new law in South Carolina allows the state education superintendent to fire the entire school board in districts where too many schools have been rated as “underperforming.”
The law, signed by Gov. Henry McMaster after easily passing the House and Senate, goes into effect in July 2022.
It allows the superintendent to declare a state-of-education emergency in school districts where 65% or more of the schools are rated “underperforming” for three straight years on the Department of Education’s annual school report cards.
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