South Carolina Organization of Rural Schools
SCORS 10- Noon
January 11, 2018
Introductions- Roger Smith
We went around the room and took turns introducing ourselves. We had representation from different groups of educators around SC.
Election of Officers- Dr. Vashti Washington
A motion was made and seconded to accept the slate of officers. A vote was taken and the slate was accepted unanimously.
Unfinished Business Report on tasks – Bud Ferillo
Bud presented us with a tentative budget for the new documentary- Unfinished Business-Children of the Corridor. He estimates we will need about $90,000 total and that we will need at least $20,000 by April when he hopes filming can start. We talked about the focus of the documentary and after a robust discussion we decided several things:
4. Legal- 501C3 and 501C4- Roger Smith
Roger checked with some attorneys and found out we can fill out much of the initial forms for the 501C3 ourselves and then get to work on the 501C4.
Don Doggett offered to contact some attorneys he knows to seek their help.
The fact that SCORS is not yet registered to lobby on behalf of rural districts, does not mean we cannot lobby as private citizens of SC.
We talked about:
• On Thursday, February 8 those educators at today’s meeting will meet to discuss just one item: Unfinished Business, The Children of the Corridor. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at EdVenture.
• On Thursday, March 8 all SCORS members are encouraged to attend our regular bi-monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Meeting place TBD.