Connect with us
Support Palmetto Kids FIRST

For Parents

Fundraising Still Failing as of 12/09/2019!!!

Published

on

November (plus 9 days in December) appears better when you see the $427,000 number … but is only up $4,860 / day over October daily fundraising … and the total number is only bigger because DOR neglected to give a number as of 11/30/2019.

Not to mention $427,000 of fundraising was a “SLOW DAY” (not slow month … slow day!!!) in other states back when independent non-profits 

Why did DOR not report the number as of 11/30/2019?  It appears a large donation came in the first week of December … and if they had reported 11/30/2019 the November numbers would have been horrendous … in fact we think the real November fundraising total was only $55,400.

Games, games and more games at DOR & (not so) Exceptional SC … 

Let’s not forget, #FireChadConnelly is not just a 1 hour / week board member … not just a 5 hour / week board chairman … Chad Connelly is the 40 HOURS / WEEK Executive Director of Exceptional SC.  Why is he off doing ANYTHING while fundraising is failing?  

I can tell you for one, we would not be able to sleep if this was on our watch.  Heck, we are 24/7 trying to fix this mess to get #1 Full Funding to take care of all our kids & #2 Independent Non-Profits so the program will be CONSTITUTIONAL again and several non-profits can raise all the funds quickly.  

This is not rocket science … structure the program like it used to be (before the fraudulent DOR / legislative takeover) … and just like these programs are run in EVERY OTHER STATE.  The “experiment” of (not so) Exceptional SC and the NATION’S ONLY government run K-12 tax credit scholarship program has FAILED!!!

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

For Parents

SC DOR Director Memo – BOARD VIOLATED LAW!!!

Published

on

We exposed these legal violations by the (not so) Exceptional SC Board in February 2020 … raised the ALARM that Chad Connelly was lining his pockets with scholarship funds intended for YOUR CHILDREN … and we now finally have the confirmation of what happened.

We sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the SC Department of Revenue and they provided us with this MEMO from Director Hartley Powell.

It clearly states the LAW …. and confirms that the (not so) Exceptional SC Board was violating the LAW.

Seven days latter … this “resignation” email was sent out by Board Chairman Tom Persons.

We will continue to track and PUSH this issue such that the “misappropriated” money is RETURNED … and the GUILTY PARTIES (which includes the entire BOARD of Exceptional SC) are held accountable. 

#ReturnTheMoney!!!

Continue Reading

For Parents

H 3899 Bill Filed … a JOKE!!!

Published

on

Well, the legislators leading this fiasco showed their agenda AGAIN last week … and it is NOT ABOUT KIDS!!!

What did they do???

They “rewarded” the (not so) Exceptional SC Board with a QUADRUPLED INCREASE in their Administrative Fees …

And worse … they are removing the LEGISLATIVE APPOINTMENT language so the BOARD WILL BE PERMANENT … and legislators will be able to say “there is nothing we can do”?!?!?!

It is getting to a BREAKING POINT … they are getting DESPERATE … and this bill is perfect evidence of that desperation!!!

And if you think that is all bad … this is a FIRST IN THE NATION …

… they want the SC Department of Education to “donate” $12 MILLION to (not so) Exceptional SC. SAY WHAT???

Read it … it is right there in the title of the bill (picture up top) … or read the bill here

Insanity!!!  Another square peg in a round hole. ANYTHING except what every other state does …

#FollowTheMoney!!!

“Who” is behind it?

Rep. Jason Elliott (R – Greenville)

Rep. Shannon Erickson (R – Beaufort)

https://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0539772663

It is personal folks … and these legislators care more about their personal vendettas and their “monied” SPECIAL INTEREST supporters … than they do about YOUR KIDS!!!

Continue Reading

For Parents

SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS UPDATE!!!

Published

on

Well, we are getting reports from parents and school officials that the checks that are going out are approximately 20% of tuition.

Why would (not so) Exceptional SC not tell parents how much specifically they were receiving … or even generally how much … we can only speculate … but we are hearing the amounts are approximately 20%.

The home stretch of the 2020-2021 school year is here … the promised funding is not … there is not even a plan in place on what to expect …. other than the pitiful 20% no communications whatsoever!!! Politics over children … AGAIN?

We offered a solution … to raise the full 2020 $12 million by 12/31 …. and next year’s $12 million in early January 2021.  That was $24 MILLION by 1/31/2021!!! Well … they knew better … NOT!

Yet YOU lost $7.5 MILLION in 2019 … $8 MILLION in 2020 … and with the current fundraising pace … YOU will lose even more in 2021.

Continue Reading

Trending