Paul Thurmond

Type: Person
Name: Paul Thurmond
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

S.C. targets online mugshot profiteers

COLUMBIA — Following the state of Georgia’s lead, South Carolina lawmakers are trying to help people who were arrested but not convicted.A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill introduced by Sen. Paul Thurmond, R-Charleston, that would prevent commercial ... [Published Bluffton Today - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

SC targets online mugshot profiteers

COLUMBIA — Following the state of Georgia’s lead, South Carolina lawmakers are trying to help people who were arrested but not convicted.A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a bill introduced by a Sen. Paul Thurmond, R-Charleston, that would prevent commercial ... [Published Bluffton Today - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

S.C. senators want to change teacher appeals process

COLUMBIA — Senators say South Carolina’s process for removing an underperforming teacher can drag out at the expense of school districts and children’s education, and it needs to change.A bill debated on Thursday by a Senate panel would give principals ... [Published Aiken Today - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Bill says teacher layoffs can't be seniority-based

COLUMBIA - Teacher seniority would be downplayed in layoff decisions due to budget cuts under a bill advanced Thursday in the South Carolina Senate.The bill, sent to the full Education Committee on a 3-2 vote, requires districts' "reduction-in-force" ... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Berkeley County leads state in outside legal spending by school districts

Saying they were short on cash, Berkeley County school officials last August asked residents to open their wallets to help the district pay for crayons, notebook paper and other supplies the district couldn't afford due to budget shortfalls.The community ... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Anti-Common Core Bill That Isnt

By Jamie MurguiaThe NerveFriday, March 28, 2014On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee advanced a bill touted by its senatorial supporters as an “anti-Common Core bill.” That fact that it was light on “anti” and heavy on “Common Core” should surprise ... [Published Georgetown Times - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

More SC lawmakers oppose new efforts to reverse overfishing

COLUMBIA — South Carolina lawmakers are getting ready to send an unfriendly message to a four-state coastal organization in charge of protecting fisheries: “Stop what you’re doing. It’s hurting South Carolina’s economy.”South Carolina lawmakers’ ire is ... [Published Bluffton Today - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Savannah River boating rule could change

COLUMBIA — Now that Georgia lawmakers have finished their half a bi-state boating compact, it’s up to South Carolina to follow suit.The pending Georgia-S.C. reciprocal agreement has at least two goals: One is to help law enforcement apprehend boating ... [Published Augusta Chronicle - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Is there anything left for us to do on H3101?

[embedded content] Tweet [embedded content]From Jesse Graston:****PLAN B****After the vote last night I felt numb. The fact that the Lt. Governor Glenn McConell would not allow a single amendment from Tom Davis to get voted on was more than disturbing. ... [Published Free-i-News - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

Effort to allow cameras in SC nursing homes stalls

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A bill giving families the ability to electronically monitor their loved ones in South Carolina's nursing homes stalled Thursday.The Senate Medical Affairs Committee was evenly divided on the bill, with a 7-7 vote preventing its advancement ... [Published Centre Daily Times - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 1 reports

Electronic monitoring in rooms of nursing homes a possibility

COLUMBIA - South Carolina nursing home residents concerned with their safety or who would prefer that they be electronically monitored by loved ones from afar may soon have that option.A Senate subcommittee advanced a bill that would allow for residents ... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Mar 16 2014]

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...is a clear issue both from the process side and also the time that is undertaken to try to address somebody who is underperforming," Thurmond said. "what i hope will come out of this process is more discussion and eventually a bill that addresses this issue that expedites the process and removes some of the barriers to remove a teacher that's underperforming."
"(The appeal process) is time-consuming, cumbersome and expensive," Thurmond said. "that money could be spent on education for our children."

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S.C. targets online mugshot profiteers [Published Bluffton Today - Apr 13 2014]
SC targets online mugshot profiteers [Published Bluffton Today - Apr 09 2014]
S.C. senators want to change teacher appeals pr... [Published Aiken Today - Apr 04 2014]
Bill says teacher layoffs can't be seniority-based [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Apr 03 2014]
Teachers could lose right to appeal firings thr... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Apr 03 2014]
Berkeley County leads state in outside legal sp... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Mar 30 2014]
The Anti-Common Core Bill That Isnt [Published Georgetown Times - Mar 28 2014]
More SC lawmakers oppose new efforts to reverse... [Published Bluffton Today - Mar 26 2014]
Savannah River boating rule could change [Published Augusta Chronicle - Mar 26 2014]
Is there anything left for us to do on H3101? [Published Free-i-News - Mar 21 2014]
Effort to allow cameras in SC nursing homes stalls [Published Centre Daily Times - Mar 20 2014]
Effort to allow cameras in SC nursing homes stalls [Published Sun Herald - Mar 20 2014]
Electronic monitoring in rooms of nursing homes... [Published Charleston Post and Courier - Mar 16 2014]
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