South Carolina - Professional Development for Cultural Competency: Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

Area: 
Staff Qualifications And Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.

South Carolina Code of Laws Section 59-28-140 Design of parental involvement and best practices training programs; incorporation into teacher and principal preparation programs.

The State Superintendent of Education shall:
(1)  design parental involvement and best practices training programs in conjunction with higher education institutions and the pre-K through grade 12 education community, including parental program coordinators, which shall include:

  • (a)  practices that are responsive to racial, ethnic, and socio-economic diversity, and are appropriate to various grade-level needs;
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