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H 3414 General Bill, By Clary, Collins, Bannister, Thayer, King, Stringer, Elliott and Tallon
Summary: Dyslexia
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 5 TO CHAPTER 33, TITLE 59 SO AS TO REQUIRE THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO PROVIDE A UNIVERSAL SCREENING TOOL FOR USE BEGINNING WITH THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR BY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO SCREEN STUDENTS IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE FOR CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA, TO PROVIDE REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCREENING TOOL AND USE OF DATA YIELDED FROM SCREENINGS, TO REQUIRE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONVENE SCHOOL-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING TEAMS TO ANALYZE SCREENING DATA AND PROGRESS-MONITORING DATA TO ASSIST TEACHERS IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION AND EVIDENCE-BASED INTERVENTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS, TO REQUIRE DYSLEXIA-SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS INDICATED BY SCREENINGS TO HAVE CHARACTERISTICS OF DYSLEXIA, AND TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE RELATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS; TO REQUIRE THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PROMULGATE CERTAIN RELATED REGULATIONS; TO CREATE A DYSLEXIA ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ADVISE THE DEPARTMENT IN MATTERS RELATING TO DYSLEXIA; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING THE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD.
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01/11/17House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 35)
01/11/17House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works (House Journal-page 35)



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