National School Choice Week
January 27, 2015
Statehouse - Columbia
Military Child Event
January 29th and 30th, 2015
Wingate by Wyndham at Charleston Southern University
2015 Leadership Summit
March 24-25, 2015
Embassy Suites, Columbia
January 2015 ESEA Update
2015 Update SC Charter Law
Status of Charitable Raffles
Thanks to the 978,208 voters (83% of the total casted votes) who voted YES on South Carolina Amendment 1 to legalize charitable raffles for our nonprofit organizations.
Are Charitable Raffles Legal in South Carolina Yet? The answer is NO ... NOT YET.
Though many organizations use raffles and other forms of drawings as fundraising tools, they have long been, and continue to be, illegal in South Carolina. SCANPO has actively worked to make charitable raffles legal and to provide SC nonprofits with an effective fundraising tool used in all but four states.
In 2013, S.213 passed and was signed by the Governor. It legalizes raffles held by recognized nonprofits for charitable purposes. However, it will NOT go into effect until voters approve an amendment to the State Constitution, AND that amendment is ratified by the SC General Assembly.
On November 4th, the necessary constitutional amendment will go before the voters. If SC voters vote YES, then charitable raffles become legal in South Carolina and raffle ticket sales can be used as fundraisers for schools.
For more information, please visit: http://www.scanpo.org/our-collective-voice/charitable-raffles/
Hot Off the Press
Please enjoy reading the following press releases about charter school news around the state.
Charter School Bill Signed by Governor Haley, June 13, 2014
Carmichael: SC Charter Schools Saving Lives, May 29, 2014.
D.P. Cooper Gains Board Approval to Become Charter School, September 13, 2013
Charter Leaders Meet with Governor Nikki Haley, September 5, 2013