I checked the Administration Control Panel for the SCSoccer.com Forums and there are now 4,593 registered members. $1 from each would raise half the total of the $10,000 goal for legal expenses. $2 would just about cover everything. I challenge the SCHSSCA and SCSoccer.com supporters to contribute a small sum in this endeavor!

Fundraiser: Citizens for McKim vs. Lexington School Two District
$2,270 raised as of 7/10/17


New S.C. policy regarding FOIA requests

Changes to the state’s FOIA law bring new deadlines for responding

In May, several changes to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) took effect when Governor Henry McMaster signed into law legislation amending the act.

The updated law now requires a response within 10 business days of receipt of a FOIA request for public records 24-months-old or less at the date of the request. At a minimum, that response should indicate whether the requested party has the documents, and if that entity has them, whether they will be compiled and provided. The requested entity must provide all responsive documents not subject to an exemption within 30 calendar days from the agency’s initial response.

For public records older than 24 months at the date of the request, the requested entity has 20 business days to provide an initial response and 35 calendar days, from the initial response, to compile and provide all responsive documents not subject to an exemption.