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An Act to Constitute the Town of Kershaw a Separate School District, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Special Tax Therein for the Purpose of Maintaining One or More Graded Public Schools in Said Town.

December 24, 1889

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1889, Pages 543-544.

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 for the purpose of maintaining one or more graded public schools in the town of Kershaw, in this State, the said town of Kershaw be, and the same is hereby, constituted and declared to be a separate school district, to be known as the School District of Kershaw.

Seo. 2. That the Board of School Trustees for said separate school district shall consist of three members, two of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Examiners for Lancaster County and one by the Board of Examiners for Kershaw County, who shall at any time previous to the 30th day of June in each year, upon the written request of a majority of the freeholders residing in said town, issue a call for a meeting, after two weeks' notice, of all those citizens who return for taxation real or personal property in said district. Such notice shall specify the time and place of meeting, and be published in one or more newspapers published in the town, or be posted in four conspicuous places therein.

Sec. 3. That the persons entitled to vote in said meeting shall have power: First. To appoint a Chairman and Secretary, Second. To adjourn from time to time. Third. To levy on all real and personal property in said district returned for taxation a tax not exceeding three (3) mills on the dollar, if, by a vote of a majority of the citizens assembled at such meeting, it shall be deemed expedient to levy said tax, in addition to the amount of the Constitutional school tax apportioned to the use of the schools in said district. Only those persons shall vote at such meetings who are citizens of this State and return for taxation real or personal property in said district, and no tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Chairman of such meeting to notify the County Auditors of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties, within one week, of the tax so levied, and said Auditors shall thereupon proceed to assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said district for taxation that may be situated in their respective Counties.

Sec. 5. That the County Treasurers for Kershaw and Lancaster Counties shall collect said tax at the time of collecting the State and County taxes, and it shall be alien upon all property returned in said district for taxation until paid, as is provided for in the case of State and County taxes; and the proceeds arising from said tax shall be paid out by said County Treasurers on warrants from the School Trustees of said district, countersigned by the County School Commissioner of Kershaw or Lancaster County as the case may be, and said officers shall be liable to all penalties prescribed by law for non-performance of duty.

Sec. 6. That the County Auditor of Lancaster County shall receive the sum of twenty-five ($25) dollars and the County Auditor of Kershaw County the sum of fifteen ($15) dollars for his services in assessing the tax that may be levied under the provisions hereof, the same to be paid out of the funds so levied and collected.

Sec. 7. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved December 24th, A.D. 1889.

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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