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Government Demands ALL Scholarship Funds Returned!!!

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A Maryland 100% government run “Voucher” program started in 2016 has demanded the return of $100,000 in scholarship funds (all funds since the beginning of the program in 2016) from a particular Christian school because … basically … the government officials don’t like the school.

The article demonstrates what we have been saying will happen under 100% government control and administration of a private school choice program. 

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Technically they are saying the Christian school needs to add an anti-discrimination clause regarding sexual orientation … but other schools without the anti-discrimination clause are not being punished … so it appears to be more “targeting” of a specific school or administration.

That would never happen in SC would it?  We think it already is … but that is a longer discussion.

Anyhow, maybe you agree that XYZ school should not get scholarship funds for whatever reason … but just realize … one day … YOU & YOUR SCHOOL WILL BE “TARGETED” TOO.  Maybe it will be your Christian beliefs, or maybe because you are a Muslim school, or maybe it is because your school leader “speaks up” too much or angered the wrong politician … or the government officials don’t like the curriculum you are teaching … or you don’t use the particular “test” they want you to use … or whatever the reason … know that they will find a reason to “target” your school too … eventually!!!

Why do you think some school leaders today are so “quiet” when it comes to the blatant failings of (not so) Exceptional SC???  They don’t want to be “targeted” as some schools and parents have already been.  Read more here:  Racism? Favoritism? Or BOTH??

Hey, we don’t blame the school leaders or parents that remain silent … but trust that eventually … the government officials are going to come after YOU TOO!!!  

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Lawsuit filed asking for return of $250,000!!!

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Given Exceptional SC Board’s apparent unwillingness to address the issue (at least publicly), a lawsuit has been filed asking for the Court declare that Exceptional SC leadership has violated the simple mathematical 2% maximum of S.C. Code Ann. § 12-6-3790(B)(4) which states the “public charity may expend up to two percent of the fund for administration and related costs” … and to return approximately $250,000 that should have gone to children’s scholarships … but instead appears to have gone into the pockets of Executive Director Chad Connelly and his friends.

For a copy of the lawsuit … click HERE.

Not only has leadership at (not so) Exceptional SC cost children, parents and schools $7.45 MILLION in 2019 tax credits … they have also overpaid themselves (and their friends) an estimated $250,000 … with no apparent intentions to stop the excess spending or pay the money back.

As we have previously reported, CPA financial provided by the SC Department of Revenue demonstrate that $99,935 has been overspent for the fiscal year 7/1/2018 – 6/30/2019.

But it gets much worse when you analyze the current 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020 fiscal year. An estimated $125,643 has been overspent in just the first 6 months of the current fiscal year … meaning we are approaching a grand total of almost a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS … that was meant for children’s scholarships.

As we always say … #FollowTheMoney … and stay tuned for more details …

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SC DOR Confirms … No More Donations Accepted for 2019

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Although for some unknown reason leadership at (not so) Exceptional SC continues to ILLEGALLY solicit 2019 contributions on their website and in emails … the SC Department of Revenue confirmed with us last week that the unclaimed $7.45 MILLION in 2019 K-12 Tax Credits are now …. LOST FOREVER!!!

The above was the Department’s response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking documentation permitting 2019 tax credits to be claimed in 2020 … as #FireChadConnelly has been telling donors.  Well, NO DOCUMENTS EXISTED … because it is NOT LEGAL!!!

The Department of Revenue further disavowed #FireChadConnelly’s January 17, 2020 email solicitation … for 2019 donations … stating specifically that the “Exhibit A” was not reviewed or approved by the Department of Revenue.  Furthermore, a tax credit may only be taken in the year in which the donation was made.”

But guess what … that does not stop #FireChadConnelly.  He is STILL telling donors and CPAs that they can donate for 2019.  Does he really think CPAs and Tax Attorneys are this stupid?!?!?!

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SC Department Of Revenue published final 2019 fundraising total … $7.5M LOST FOREVER …

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This week, SC Department Of Revenue published the final fundraising totals for 2019 … $4,547,101.10 RAISED … that means $7.5 MILLION is LOST FOREVER!!!

On January 20th, 2020, after weeks and weeks of reporting on (not so) Exceptional SC’s failing fundraising like here and here and here, #FireChadConnelly sent email to parents and school officials bragging that “December was the best fundraising month of 2019” … we were skeptical yet very hopeful for that to be true …

Oh well, we should have known by now that we cannot believe anything #FireChadConnelly says … as the numbers speak for themselves. In March, 1,949,959.72 was raised … in December, 1,007,236.27 … again … no one is buying what #FireChadConnelly is selling

Now, should we believe that 2nd semester scholarships are going to actually come in March??? By looking at all the numbers we can’t help but wonder … where is the 2nd semester scholarship money is going to come from??? In theory, the 2020 fundraising has started … is the plan to use the 2020/2021 funds for 2019/2020 school year to cover up #FireChadConnelly failures? You know the saying “rob Peter to pay Paul” …?

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