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An Act to Provide for the Government of the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

March 7, 1871

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1870-71, Pages 609-610.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That His Excellency the Governor, the Comptroller-General, and the State Superintendent of Education, be, and they are hereby, constituted a Board, to be known by the name, style and title of the Board of Commissioners of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, and are hereby vested with the supervision and control of the affairs and government of the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind, located at Cedar Springs, Spartanburg County, S. C. The Governor shall be ex officio Chairman, and the State Superintendent of Education, Secretary of the said Board.

Sec. 2. That the said Board of Commissioners shall meet annually, the first Monday in November, at the office of the Governor, and at such other times and places as the Chairman of the Board shall direct. Said Board shall receive no compensation for their services.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of said Board to visit the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind at least twice during each school session thereof, in order to notice the condition of the Institution, the efficiency and faithfulness of the instructors and officers, and the progress of the pupils thereof, and to submit to the said Board written reports of such visits. He shall be allowed actual travelling expenses incurred in making such visits; the same to be subject to the approval of the other members of the Board, and be paid from the funds appropriated for the support of the Institution.

Sec. 4. That the said Board of Commissioners shall have power to appoint a principal and such teachers and officers of the Institution as they shall deem requisite, and to fix their salaries; to establish conditions, forms and regulations for the admission of pupils to the Institution, and to prescribe such rules and by-laws as they, in their judgment, shall deem necessary for the management and good government of the Institution.

Sec. 5. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall take effect from its passage.

Alonzo J. Ransier, President of the Senate.
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Robert K. Scott, Governor.

Approved: March 7, 1871



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