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May Fundraising – Failing $89,234.53!!!

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The SC Department Of Revenue has responded to a FOIA request with the most recent fundraising update. (not so) Exceptional SC & #FireChadConnelly only raised only $89,234.53 in the month of May.

That is only $639,666.94 for the first FIVE MONTHS of 2020 … while our neighbors in GEORGIA with a similar income tax credit program raised $81.8 MILLION by January 7th – YES – in ONLY 7 DAYS!!!

HOW MUCH IS THAT PER CHILD?   Think about it this way … with an estimated 2,500 kids in the program … Exceptional SC raised a whooping … $35.69 per child.

AND HOW MUCH IS THAT YEAR TO DATE?   Only $256 per child and $4,569 per school on average.  Are we starting to see the problem?!?!?!

EVEN WORSE …. THEY ARE ON TRACK TO RAISE $1.5 MILLION IN 2020!!!   Yep, that is it … at this pace (not so) Exceptional SC and #FireChadConnelly will only raise $1.5 MILLION in 2020 … just 1/3rd of what was raised last year and we all know how bad that has been.

Again, are we starting to see the problem?!?!?!

Thanks … for nothing … Chad Connelly!!!  #FollowTheMoney!!! 

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For Parents

June Fundraising – It’s Getting Worse!!!

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The SC Department Of Revenue has responded to a FOIA request with the fundraising update for the month of June. (not so) Exceptional SC & #FireChadConnelly raised only $64,626.82 in the month of June.

Friends … as we have been predicting and warning everyone … things ARE NOT looking good for the fall semester. The school is starting in about a month … and (not so) Exceptional SC raised $704,293.76 SINCE JANUARY, and as you can tell, things are getting WORSE!!! While our neighbors in GA with a similar income tax credit program raised $81.8 MILLION by January 7th – YES – in ONLY 7 DAYS!!!

How is (not so) Exceptional SC planning on funding the scholarships in the fall with almost non-existent fundraising? You deserve to know … you deserve the opportunity to plan ahead … you deserve answers!

Call / email and ask: administrator@exceptionalsc.org, 803-602-4398 (administrator), Chad Connelly – Exceptional SC Executive Director – 803-924-4596, chad@exceptionalSC.org, Tom Persons – Exceptional SC Board Chair – 803-261-0348, tepsr@att.net   tep@sctech.org

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2020-2021 Applications are OPEN!

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We now have until August 31st @ 5PM to get in your applications. Please help spread the word … and although NOT First Come / First Served, get your application in ASAP!!!


www.palmettokidsFIRST.org/apply

www.palmettokidsFIRST.org/apply

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For Parents

Coming: Charleston Public Charter Dyslexia School!!!

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Exciting news for our Lowcountry Families!!! Gates School – Charleston’s first public charter school for students with dyslexia and related reading challenges is opening in August 2021!!!!

If you are interested, fill out a “new parent interest form” by clicking the link below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed4FhHPVCoWtOKoN0-4khw8qlZWPT1s3beEYHObRqID-og1Q/viewform

Although this is a wonderful news and option for our families living around Charleston this is not going to be the solution to the lack of funding from (not so) Exceptional SC. Not every child with dyslexia from the area will be able to get into the school … and not that this one school will be the best fit for every family.

The purpose of this program is for the families and children to have OPTIONS to receive the education that best fits their needs … be that public, private, homeschooling or a free specialty charter school like Gates …  and #FireChadConnelly & #RemoveTomPersons‘ responsibility is to provide funding for the private school options. If they are not fulfilling that responsibility … what is their purpose???

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