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# Have you received a Fall 2020 Scholarship?

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Have you received a Fall 2020 Scholarship?

We have been getting a lot of parents reaching out about this issue ... and to date we are unaware of any parents receiving scholarships ... so we wanted to ask. Have your received a Fall 2020 Scholarship?
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# $31,999 Raised in October – WORST MONTH YET!!! Published on OCTOBER FUNDRAISING – WORST YET –$31,999:  Friends … October was the worst fundraising month yet for the (not so) Exceptional SC Board.  Worse than even January 2020 … BEFORE they were even open / accepting donations.

October 2020 Fundraising: $31,999.00 =$1,032.23 / day

Below for your reference are the results from 2019.  It does not take a rocket scientist to conclude this is going to be a disaster … AGAIN.

The (not so) Exceptional SC Board cost children $7.45 MILLION in 2019 … it now appears the (not so) Exceptional SC Board will cost children$10 MILLION +/- in 2020.

We call that … Board malpractice!!!

So why won’t they PUT THE KIDS FIRST?!?!?!?

So where is (not so) Exceptional SC:  Well … the (not so) Exceptional SC Board sent a few email blasts to parents and school officials back in September … after Chad Connelly was fired … pushing for the legislature to INCREASE THEIR FEES … clearly reflecting their priorities (#FollowTheMoney!!!),
… so we know the (not so) Exceptional SC Board knows “how” to send email updates.
So why then has the (not so) Exceptional SC Board gone silent …. again???

DON’T LET THE (NOT SO) EXCEPTIONAL SC BOARD OFF THE HOOK!!!  CALL THEM!!!

They asked for (or offered to do) the JOB.  So make them!!!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?:

PLEASE – Contact the EXCEPTIONAL SC BOARD:

• Ask them if they will support INDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS
• Ask them if they will meet to discuss a solution.
• Tell them they are killing the program.
• Let them know what this is doing to your family.
• It is not hard … but the time for them to speak-up is YESTERDAY!!!

Betsy Fanning
843-884-7046 x111 (school)

Michael Acquilano, JD
Charleston Diocese
MAcquilano@catholic-doc.org
843-261-0535 (office)
843-709-2717 (cell)

Edward Earwood
Executive Director
SC Association of Christian Schools
eearwood@christianeducation.org
803-798-7558 (office)
843-513-5010 (cell)

Dr. Spencer Jordan
Executive Director
SC Association of Independent Schools
803-535-4820 (office)

# Senator Vince Sheheen – GONE!!!

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We have talked with A LOT of parents and friends in Senator Vincent Sheheen’s district (D – Camden) over the past few years … exposing his opposition to the K-12 tax credit program … and NOBODY was happy about what he has been doing to our kids … what he was doing to YOUR KIDS!!!

As you all know … Senator Sheheen lead the charge to KILL THIS PROGRAM!!!

Senator Sheheen is also the one who called Governor Nikki Halley a “whore” back in 2014 … but that is a different story about Senator Sheheen … just indicative of “who” he really is.

As for our program … as recently as September 23rd, 2020 … during the middle of a pandemic …  Senator Sheheen KILLED the SC House Amendment to help with a few minor tweaks.  Nothing big … just minor tweaks.  What arrogance!!!

Well … it cost him re-election … and now, one of the MOST POWERFUL legislators in the SC Senate is GONE!!!

Will someone else step up to be “the voice” of the opposition to kill fixing this program?  Maybe … but we think they would be crazy to do so … so we shall have to wait and see.  We will however be ready!!!

THANK YOU PENRY GUSTAFSON … our “new” SC State Senator from Camden.  Penry is a good friend and we fully expect will be a HUGE supporter of this program and YOUR KIDS!!!

# Governor Asks SC Supreme Court to Reconsider

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Well, for now … they are going to keep trying to FORCE the “failed” Government Run Education Savings Account (ESA or GRESA) process.

Don’t let the article title fool you.  Yes, it is the US Attorney for the State of South Carolina that has filed the brief … but “who” is the US Attorney for SC?

Peter McCoy is our US Attorney.

Peter is good guy for all we know … we have no problems with him … but he was most recently a member of the SC House of Representatives.

And for some reason … HE DID NOT sponsor H 3202 / S 131 (the tax credit scholarship bill) … we did not push hard … and we guess due to the LIES spread by the “paid” advocates …

… but he did sponsor the “paid” advocates ESA / GRESA bill (H 3681 / S 523 / S 556) that has been a total disaster …

… and then Representative Peter McCoy WITHDREW HIS SPONSORSHIP when he realized what a political disaster this ESA / GRESA bill was.

All those representatives and more got off that ESA / GRESA bill right after they had two hearings on it in the HOUSE.  We were there … it was a total mess.

So … don’t be fooled by the ongoing efforts to push through the ESA / GRESA … we don’t think it is going anywhere.

Perhaps we need to REMIND the Governor’s Office that we have a 100% LEGAL, bulletproof, and PROVEN solution …

K-12 TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIPS run by IDEPENDENT NON-PROFITS!