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An Act to Empower and Direct the County Board of Examiners of Georgetown County to Close the Public Schools During the Fiscal Year 1886-1887, and to Authorize the Appropriation of the School Funds of That Year to the Expenses of the Scholastic Year 1887-1888.

December 24, 1886

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1886, Pages 652-653.

Whereas the present system of tax collections whereby the school funds are apportioned and expended in advance of their collections is a source of great embarrassment and loss both to the school teachers and to the taxpayers of Georgetown County, by forcing the former to submit to ruinous discounts in the negotiation of their pay certificates, and by burdening the latter with onerous debts; therefore,

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 the County Board of Examiners of Georgetown County be, and they are hereby, empowered and required to close the public schools of said County during the scholastic year 1886-7.

Sec. 2. That the proceeds of the regular poll and school tax which shall be collected for the fiscal year 1886-7 shall be held by the County Treasurer of said County and appropriated and paid out in the manner provided by law, exclusively for the expenses of the scholastic year 1887-8, except as much as may be necessary to pay the School Commissioner of said County for any services he may render during the fiscal year 1886-1887.

Sec. 3. That for the purpose of apportioning said fund among the several school districts of said County for the scholastic year 1887-8, the School Commissioner shall use as a basis the average attendance upon the public schools in said districts during the scholastic year 1885-6.

Sec. 4. That hereafter the school funds which shall be each year collected in the County of Georgetown shall be applied and appropriated to the maintenance of the public schools of said County during the scholastic year next succeeding the collection thereof: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent the carrying forward from one year to the next of any unexpended balance which may remain in the treasury of said County, as now allowed by law.

Sec. 5. That this Act shall go into effect immediately after its approval.

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

William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1886.
John P. Richardson, Governor.



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