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Where Is Exceptional SC???

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From what we have been told it has been two weeks since #FireChadConnelly was let go and #RemoveTomPersons resigned from Exceptional SC Board … and where is Exceptional SC???

Have the rest of the Board resigned too … or just on VACATION??? We have not seen any communication from the board to parents or school officials … ZERO!!! 

We have reached out to EVERY BOARD MEMBER … even spoke with Exceptional SC’s attorneys … but was not able to get ANY sufficient information as far as the plan and future of the program. 

Obviously, we have and will keep offering help … we know how to raise the money … and we can do it in a timely manner for students to receive scholarships sooner than later … but what are THEY going to do???

THE VISION TO FIX EXCEPTIONAL SC:

THE SOLUTION:  Adding back CONSTITUTIONAL“independent non-profits” when the legislature returns on September 15th, CPAs will make it easy to recommend the program to their clients, people that actually care about the kids will be involved (not just “paid” fundraisers) … and we have no doubt that the collective “we” (ourselves and other groups who want to get involved) will raise the full 2020 available $12 million by 12/31 …. and next year’s available $12 million in early January 2021.  That is $24 MILLION by 1/31/2021!!!

Or we can continue to deal with fundraising problems as the NATION’S ONLY GOVERNMENT RUN K-12 TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM!!!

And we DON’T have a lot of time:  If the remaining four board members at Exceptional SC don’t get together with us … we won’t get anything accomplished when the SC Legislature goes back to Columbia on SEPTEMBER 15th. 

It’s NOW … or the 2020-2021 program year is lost.

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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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