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Local leaders voice concerns over Act 388
Sheheen sees uphill battle to approve restructuring
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Six-year-old legislation known as Act 388 has been under the microscope in Kershaw County lately after the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) was hit with what they called a “last minute” cut in state revenue. The reduction occurred in June after the S.C. General Assembly dropped statewide funds designated to soften the impact of laws like Act 388 that restrict how taxes can be collected to fund school operations. To compensate for the loss of funds, the school district proposed a 4.7 millage increase in August, but the request was denied after a 4-3 vote by Kershaw County Council in October.