- On Sunday evening, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) released their 2023 Legislative Agenda on Facebook Live.
- Educator pay, expanding unencumbered time, and legislation to make contracts more fair and equitable are among The SCEA’s top priorities.
- “We are here for the fight. We are here to support public education.”
COLUMBIA — On Sunday evening, The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) released their 2023 Legislative Agenda on Facebook Live.
“We are here for the fight. We are here to support public education,” said The SCEA President Sherry East. “97% of our children go to public schools in South Carolina. Legislators need to step up to provide the resources needed for our students to be successful.”
Educator pay and full funding of Public Schools, legislation to exempt schools and school operations from tax abatements, expanding unencumbered time guaranteed by the state to give all school staff a duty-free break and all educators planning time, as well as legislation to make contracts and/or employment agreements more fair and equitable are among the top priorities in The SCEA’s full legislative agenda.
“We have to be consistent, steady, and united in this fight for what’s best for our children,” said East. “If you want to be involved in political action, if you want to be involved in helping get people elected who can move our pro-public education agenda, join our movement. The SCEA is the clear and leading advocate for the schools that our students deserve.”
To read The SCEA’s full legislative agenda and learn more, head to thescea.org/legagenda. To join The SCEA movement for the learning and working conditions South Carolina students, educators, and school staff deserve, head to jointhescea.org.