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An Act Relating to the Winthrop Training School for Teachers.

December 24, 1887

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1887, Pages 1099-1101.

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 there is hereby founded and established at Columbia, South Carolina, "The Winthrop Training School for Teachers;" that the particular aim and object of said school shall be to educate and train persons desirous of following the profession of teaching.

Sec. 2. That F. W. McMaster, R. L. Bryan, Wm. H. Lyles, E. S. Joynes, W. C. Swaffield, W. J. Duffie and John P. Thomas, Jr., now constituting the Board of School Commissioners of the School District of the city of Columbia, and such other persons as may from time to time constitute such Board, are hereby declared to be ex officio "Trustees of the Winthrop Training School for Teachers," and are hereby created a body corporate by thc name style of "The Trustees of the Winthrop Training School for Teachers," and shall by said name have perpetual succession of officers and members, the right to use and keep a common seal and the same to alter at will, and to have and enjoy all and every right and privilege, power and franchise incident to and belonging to incorporate bodies. They shall have full power and authority from time to time to make, constitute and establish such by-laws, rules and orders not inconsistent with the laws of the land as to them shall seem necessary and convenient for the better regulation, government, well ordering and directing of themselves as Trustees aforesaid, as well as the Winthrop Training School for Teachers, and all officers, professors, teachers or other persons by them employed in and about the same, and of all pupils in the said school, and for the better managing, limiting and appointing of all and singular the trusts and authorities in them reposed, and for the doing, managing and transacting all things necessary for the government of said Winthrop Training School for Teachers, and the same by-laws, rules and orders to put in force and execution accordingly, and the same again at their will and pleasure to alter, change, revoke and annul; all of which by-laws, rules and orders shall be binding on each and every one of the Trustees, and on all officers, professors, teachers and other persons by them employed, and on all pupils in said school, and
shall be observed by each and every one of them according to the tenor and effect thereof, under the several pains, penalties and liabilities therein expressed.

Sec. 3. That the functions and duties of the Trustees of the Winthrop Training School for Teachers shall be separate and distinct from those of the School Commissioners of the School District of the city of Columbia.

Sec. 4. That the said "The Trustees of the Winthrop Training School for Teachers" are authorized and empowered to receive and hold donations, devises, bequests and legacies, and to hold real and personal property to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars for the use and benefit of the said school.

Sec. 5. The said Trustees are authorized and empowered to grant diplomas to all persons who satisfactorily complete the prescribed course of study and training in said school, and persons holding such diplomas will be entitled without further examination to teach in any of the public schools of the State as first grade teachers.

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

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

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1887.
John P. Richardson, Governor.

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