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South Carolina ESA Bill Falling Apart

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We reported on the entire Education Savings Account debacle in Nevada a few years ago (you can read all about it HERE) … pushed by the same people opposing us here in South Carolina … and how that Nevada debacle harmed so many kids in that state.

Well, that same ESA lobby was able to pass an ESA law in Tennessee in the spring of 2019 … and it is TOTALLY BLOWING UP NOW … just like in NEVADA!!! And yes, it is the same people pushing ESAs here in SC today. #FollowTheMoney!!!

It all started shortly after the ESA bill was passed in Tennessee … starting with the FBI investigating the matter.

For the article click HERE or the picture above

Then came the financial improprieties of a $2.53 MILLION contract for a technology company (#FollowTheMoney) called ClassWallet. YES, $2.53 MILLION before one child gets a single dime!!!

For the article click HERE or the picture above

For the article click HERE or the picture above

For the article click HERE or the picture above

Now come the LAWSUITS to shut down the ESA program before it even starts.

For the article click HERE or the picture above

There are even bi-partisan bills that have been filed in Tennessee to shut down the ESA program … it is an entire fiasco … and the same people are here in South Carolina opposing our work and pushing for these ESAs here. #JustSayNO!!!!

The word is getting around at the SC State House about what a DEBACLE the Education Savings Accounts really are. Legislators are hearing (as we expose the mess in Tennessee & Nevada) … and they are figuring out that the “Paid” Advocates are pushing an inferior … and defective … solution just to line their pockets.

The S 556 ESA sub-committee meeting scheduled for last Thursday was CANCELLED … AGAIN.

Just imagine if all these “paid” advocates were actually trying to help fix (not so) Exceptional SC …. how many KIDS would be getting scholarships today!!! BUT, as we have figured out … it is all about the MONEY to them … and there is NO MONEY for them fixing Exceptional SC … so no help.

The sad part is … some of these “paid” advocates are our friends.  We get that they individually need their jobs … have bills to pay … but when you work for an organization that is only about the money … pushing a self interested monied agenda … not something we could do personally.

SO NOW … let’s tie it all back into the past few weeks here in South Carolina …. and legislators pushing for the technology company ClassWallet:

All starting to make sense? #FollowTheMoney!!!

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SLED UPDATE – Chad Connelly Embezzlement Matter

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Back in March, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office issued a FORMAL referral to SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) to investigate the Chad Connelly “Embezzlement Matter”.  

This is a known and disclosed fact … yet Chad Connelly has been running around South Carolina telling folks there is no SLED investigation.  Wow, this is sad. 

Well, last week we sent letters inquiring into the status of the investigation.  It has been four months, so maybe they had an update.

Well, we received a reply … and apparently the investigation is still ongoing. 

This is going to be BIG friends.  We don’t think this one can be swept under the rug.  We are told that South Carolina law enforcement knows they have to do something and they know people are watching.  South Carolina is known for it’s PUBLIC CORRUPTION

What has gone on with our school choice program is in our opinion PUBLIC CORRUPTION at its worst!!!

“SLED or any other agency”???OR ANY OTHER AGENCY???  Who else may be looking into Chad Connelly and this embezzlement matter???  Maybe just standard lawyer language … or was this a clue that other law enforcement agencies are looking into this matter.

This is a highly political matter.  Chad Connelly is friends with A LOT of political figures.  But even though some folks have tried to cover up for Chad … there are people trying to expose this matter for us, for you, and most importantly for your K-12 children.  

Stay tuned … and KEEP PUSHING!!!  Expose them all!!!

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Exceptional SC’s Secretary of State Financial Report Late

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Annually (not so) Exceptional SC is required to file a TAX RETURN as well as REGISTER with the SC Secretary of State.  The latest extended deadline for the 7/1/2019-6/30/2020 tax return is May 15th, 2021.  We have been trying to get a copy of the tax return, a PUBLIC DOCUMENT, to no avail … so the situation seems VERY curious.

So we checked this week with the SC Secretary of State’s Office.  Filing the TAX RETURN with the Secretary of State is the “Financial Report”.  That was due as well May 15th, 2021.  As of today, it has not been filed.

What does that mean?  Well, technically Exceptional SC is still registered for right now, the SC Secretary of State’s Office confirmed that “There is currently a violation for that delinquent report that is accruing a fine of $10/day.”

Just further evidence the Government Appointed Board Members at (not so) Exceptional SC have no idea what they are doing.

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2021-2022 Application Update

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Application Open

(not so) Exceptional SC … late … but FINALLY … opened applications for the new school year … with a limited time to apply until JUNE 30th!!!

TADS Link to Apply:  Click HERE

Eligibility Form:  Click HERE

Basically … if you are  #1 a NEW FAMILY or #2 a returning family that did NOT apply in 2020-2021 … the application process will be open until JUNE 30th.  

For everyone else, your application will ROLL-OVER.  Always double check with (not so) Exceptional SC however to be safe.   
TRANSFERING SCHOOLS???:  The below form was also included in the email update this week.  A little strange as it was just typed in the email text … but nonetheless, this is the information they need if a student transfers to a different school.

There was no mention in the email, so maybe the above form / image is the safest route … but you can always try the below link they have online as well.  AGAIN, always double check with (not so) Exceptional SC however to confirm receipt of your child’s information.  

Online Form:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScacsIMrwXXxvloRm2RGUJiRmn5OgANMCuycsE6nximU8zo6g/viewform

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