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

December 22, 1888

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1888, Pages 236-237.
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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 3 of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in Union County, and to authorize the levy and collection of a local tax therein," approved December 24th, 1883, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the whole of said section and inserting the following in lieu thereof:

"That William H. Wallace, John L. Young, H. L. Goss, H. M. Grimball, F. M. Farr, and William Munro, Trustees of the Unionville Academy, and their successors, be, and the same are hereby, constituted a Board of Trustees for such school district. The said Board of Trustees may, if they deem it necessary, have said school district surveyed and laid out by a competent surveyor, and pay the expense of the same out of any moneys on hand applicable to the support of the schools in said district. That, in addition to the powers, privileges, rights, and liabilities now possessed by and pertaining to school trustees, the said Board of Trustees shall have the power to levy annually on all real and personal property returned in said district a tax not exceeding three mills on the dollar, subject to the following provisions: That the said Board of Trustees shall, on or before the tenth day of January next, submit the question of "tax" or "no tax" to the owners of both real and personal property residing within said district, and they shall have power to order an election, specifying the time, place, and purpose of the same, and to make all necessary rules and regulations for governing the same. The said Board of Trustees shall appoint three managers at such election, who shall without compensation hold and conduct the same, at which said election the ballots shall have written or printed thereon either the words "tax" or "no tax," and of which said election notice shall be given by the chairman of the Board of Trustees hereinbefore constituted, not less than ten days before the same is held, in one or more of the newspapers published in the town of Union. It shall be the duty of the managers, within one week after said election, to count the votes and declare the result as in other elections, which result may be certified in writing by the chairman of the Board of Managers to the said Board of Trustees; and, if a majority of the votes cast shall be in favor of the special tax, the chairman of the Board of Trustees shall certify to the Auditor of the County the tax thus levied, and the Auditor shall at once, and thereafter from year to year, assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said school district, and the County Treasurer shall collect the same with the State and County taxes, and such taxes shall be a lien on all property, and all defaulting taxpayers shall be liable to like process and penalties as for State and County taxes. That, in addition to the rights and privileges heretofore granted, the said Board of Trustess shall have the power and duties following: (1) To provide by lease or otherwise suitable buildings for the use of the public schools of said school district; (2) To determine the studies and class books to be used in the schools of said district; (3) To elect and dismiss the teachers, to fix their salaries, to prescribe their duties and term of office, and to make rules for the government of the schools; (4) To determine the manner in which the tax hereinbefore authorized and the two mills constitutional and poll tax provided by law shall be expended in maintaining said public schools; (5) To fix the rate of tuition to be charged for pupils residing outside of said district; (6) To take in charge and keep in order all buildings and other property belonging to or used for carrying on the schools in said district."

Approved December 22d, A.D. 1888.

John P. Richardson, Governor.
William L. Mauldin, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
James Simons, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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