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An Act to Create a New School District in Edgefield County, to be Known as the Holley School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein.

December 24, 1888

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1888, Pages 162-164.

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 that portion of Edgefield County lying within the following boundary lines, to wit: Commencing where the line of Lexington County crosses the Saluda River next to Edgefield County, running up said river to Gradick's Ferry, thence along the road leading from ferry to Aiken as far as Georgeanna Gradick's, thence to the County line post between Edgefield and Lexington on the old Charleston road, thence along said line to the Saluda River, be, and is hereby, created a new school district, with corporate powers for school purposes, to be known as Holley School District.

Sec. 2. That Noah Fulman, Andrew Mitchel, Felder Rinehart, A. P. Derrick, and J. C. Holley, be, and the same are hereby, constituted a Board of Trustees for Holley School District, and their successors to be elected by said Board of Trustees, and thereupon appointed by the Superintendent of Education.

Sec. 3. That the said Board of Trustees shall have the following powers and duties: 1st. To discharge the duties of School Trustees, and to have all the powers, privileges, rights, and liabilities now possessed by and pertaining to School Trustees. 2d. To determine the studies and class books to be used in the schools of said district. 3d. To elect and dismiss the teachers, to fix their salaries, to prescribe their duties and terms of office, and to make rules for the government of the schools not inconsistent with the general school laws. 4th. To make an annual report of the schools in this district to the Superintendent of Education on or before the first Monday in October in each year, to be forwarded through the office of the School Commissioner of Edgefield County. 5th. To take in charge and keep in order all buildings and other property belonging to or used for carrying on the schools of the district herein created.

Sec. 4. That the Board of Trustees shall elect from its members a Chairman, and also a Secretary and Treasurer.

Sec. 5. That the Chairman shall call meetings of the board whenever in his judgment it is necessary, or whenever three members of the board shall in writing request him so to do.

Sec. 6. That the said school district is hereby authorized and empowered to levy on all real and personal property returned in the said school district a local tax not exceeding three mills on the dollar in any one year, to supplement the general tax for the support of schools by the persons in the mode following, to wit: The said Board of Trustees, if they deem it expedient, shall, on or before the 15th day of January, 1889, and on or before the same day in each succeeding year, call a meeting in the said school district of all the legal voters living in the above-named school district and returning real or personal property therein: Provided, That public notice of said meetings, specifying the time, place, and object, shall be given at least ten days before said meeting, by posting the same in three conspicuous places in the said school district, and by publishing the same at least twice in one of the newspapers having the largest circulation in the said school district. The persons answering the above designations, when thus assembled, shall appoint a Chairman, and also a Secretary, adjourn from time to time, and decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at a subsequent meeting within the same fiscal year. The Chairman of the said meeting shall, within one week thereafter, notify the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and tne County Auditor of Edgefield County, respectively, of the amount of tax thus levied, and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said school district, and the County Treasurer of said County shall collect such tax with the other taxes for the same year, and said tax shall be liable to like process and penalty as are State and County taxes.

Sec. 7. The County Treasurer of the County of Edgefield shall hold all moneys arising from the Constitutional school tax and poll tax to which said school district may be entitled under the general provisions of law or under the provisions of this Act, subject to the warrant of the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of said School District.

Sec. 8. That all Acts, or parts of Acts, inconsistent with this Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Sec. 9. That this Act shall be deemed a Public Act, and shall take effect and be of full force immediately after the date of its passage.

Approved December 24th, 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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