The state House voted Tuesday to move administrative oversight of a troubled state school for at-risk youth under the state Department of Juvenile Justice.
The John De La Howe School, located in McCormick, recently underwent a review from the S.C. Inspector General's office, after stakeholders alleged the school was experiencing management problems and mission drift.
On Tuesday, the House decided to move the school's management under the Department of Juvenile Justice while the school's board of trustees recovers from recent resignations, including the school's principal, chairwoman and vice chairwoman, and the ousting of the school president.
The school averaged 54 students for the 2012-13 school year -- about half of capacity, according to the Inspector General's report.
Gov. Nikki Haley has called more state oversight of the school.
S.C. Rep. Kenny Bingham, a Charleston Republican who was one of the main sponsors of the amendment, said he would introduce a resolution after the budget is passed this week to have DJJ take over John De La Howe School before the new fiscal starts on July 1.