S. 799 will prevent backroom school merge schemes

backroomS. 799 passed unanimously in the Senate today. It will be sent to the SC House of Representatives on Tuesday.
General Bill
Sponsors: Senator Bryant INTRODUCED May 20, 2015
S. 799
AN ACT TO AMEND ACT 509 OF 1982, AS AMENDED, TO ADD A NEW SECTION REQUIRING TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ANDERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION PRIOR TO A SCHOOL OR SCHOOLS BEING CLOSED, MERGED, EXPANDED, CONSOLIDATED, OR ELIMINATED.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina: SECTION    1.    Act 509 of 1982, as amended, is further amended by adding: “Section    (    ).    Before closing, merging, expanding, consolidating, or eliminating any school or schools in Anderson County, the Anderson County Board of Education shall be required to approve the proposed action by a two-thirds vote.”
SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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