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Education Law

Nov. 2014 - Jan. 2015

Constitutional Requirements
South Carolina’s educational funding scheme is a formula denying students in the plaintiffs’ school districts the opportunity to receive a minimally adequate education as required under the S.C. Constitution.
Abbeville County School District v. State, Op. No. 27466 (S.C. Sup. Ct. filed November 12, 2014) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 46 at 10).


March - May 2012

Dismissal hearings
The Teacher Employment and Dismissal Act, S.C. Code Ann. Sections 59-25-410 to 530, requires a meaningful review of evidence and testimony at a teacher’s dismissal hearing to satisfy due process requirements.
Young v. Charleston County School District, No. 27111 (S.C. Sup. Ct., Apr. 4, 2012) (Shearouse Adv. Sh. No. 12).