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Lawmakers protest plan on school start date

...a plan that would limit schools to opening around Labor Day next year. House Education and Public Works Chairman Ronny Townsend, R-Anderson, said he would speak to the 17-member board before it votes. "I plan to be there and tell them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/11/met_363498.shtml
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Officials disagree on school start day

...South Carolina should set a uniform date to start school each year. But House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Ronny Townsend says fellow legislators still want to weigh in because some school officials say the proposal interferes in decisions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/28/met_361084.shtml
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Youths will get a longer summer

...state's biggest business, asked for a later start date to preserve the summer season. House Education Chairman Ronny Townsend, who wants local school trustees to retain the right to set their own calendars, says the debate isn't over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/12/met_363663.shtml
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Ministers want SCV member to quit school board

...The task force of ministers wants Wilson to step down or Anderson legislators to rescind the appointment. Rep. Ronny Townsend, R-Anderson, has said he is not sure the delegation can rescind the appointment and has not discussed doing so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/25/met_438084.shtml
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House passes accountability bill

...in subcommittee. "There were more people involved in drafting this legislation," said House Education Chairman Ronny Townsend, R-Anderson. "There have been so many diversified groups recognize the need to improve the education standards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/29/met_221499.shtml
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House weighs in on school start

...the Legislature is usurping local authority and stepping into a district's administrative responsibilities. Rep. Ronny Townsend, an Anderson Republican and chairman of the House Education and Public Works Committee, said the Legislature sets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/02/met_52178.shtml
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2 bills could create tax cap

...common-sense approach to assessing," said Rep. Michael Thompson, R-Anderson County. He and fellow Anderson Republican Ronny Townsend sponsored the legislation to alleviate the burden on property owners who have seen their taxes climb so high they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/14/met_412122.shtml
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Junior colleges upset program excludes them

...all schools. "I was under the impression that we did away with the SACS accreditation requirement," state Rep. Ronny Townsend, R-Anderson, said Wednesday. An exception already has been made to include Bob Jones University, a Christian...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/03/bus_225365.shtml
Business
School accountability being hammered out

...grade. "Some points from the Senate side and their concerns will have to be included," House Education Chairman Ronny Townsend, R-Anderson, said. But, Townsend said his negotiators were sticking to their guns on the grading scale. "A-through-F...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/06/met_227540.shtml
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Senators to debate car-tax cuts

...state tax collections. School accountability: Education Superintendent Barbara Nielsen and House Education Chairman Ronny Townsend debated his bill regarding the wording of standards designed to increase school accountability. They appeared before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/26/met_226846.shtml
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