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An Act to Amend the First and Fourth Sections of an Act Entitled "An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein."

December 24, 1884

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1884, Pages 792-793.
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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 Section one of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in Spartanburg County, and to authorize the levy and collection of a local tax therein,” be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"SECTION 1. That for the purpose of maintaining public schools in the city of Spartanburg, the County Board of Examiners of Spartanburg County be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to lay off a separate school district, having Spartanburg Court House as the centre, and embracing an area which shall be described by the radius of a circle of one and a half miles in length from said Court House."

SEC. 2. That Section four of said Act be, and the same is hereby amended so that said Section when amended shall read as follows:

"SECTION 4. That when the persons answering the above description shall have assembled in public meeting they shall have power: First, to select a Chairman and Secretary, adjourn from time to time, decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied, and appropriate the same in such manner as they may think best for the educational interests of said school district: Provided, That no tax shall be levied under this Act unless more than one-half of' the number of real estate owners in said district shall sign a written petition, directed to the Trustees, requesting that a tax shall be levied, and stating the amount thereof; that no tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting within the same year. Second, they shall also have power to select (subject to the approval of the Board of Examiners for Spartanburg County) a Board of five Trustees for said school district, whose term of office shall be for two years from date of election, and who, in addition to the duties and responsibilities now provided by law for Trustees of school districts, shall have the following powers and duties: 1. To purchase or erect suitable buildings for the use of the public schools of said school district. 2. To elect and dismiss Superintendents and teachers of the city schools, prescribe their duties, terms of office, and to fix their salaries, and to cause an examination of said teachers to be made whenever necessary; also to determine the class books and studies to be used in said schools, and to make rules and regulations for the government of said schools. 3. To determine the manner in which the tax heretofore authorized (and the two mills constitutional and poll tax provided by law) shall be expended in maintaining said public schools; and, 4. To fill all vacancies occurring in said Board of Trustees by death, resignation, removal, or otherwise during their term of office or service.

In the Senate House, the twenty-third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four.

John C. Sheppard, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 2th, A.D. 1884.
Hugh S. Thompson, Governor.

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