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An Act to Create a Separate School District from Portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties, Including the Town of Salley, in Aiken County.

December 22, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1206-1208.

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 those portions of Aiken and Orangeburg Counties lying within the following boundary lines, to wit: On the north on the Perry School District and extension of the same to the Columbia and Blackville road, east on the Columbia and Blackville road, west on the Smythe Academy District, and south on a line parallel with the aforesaid northern boundary line, and crossing the Blackville, Alston, and Newberry Railroad at a point two and a half (2-1/2) miles south of the town of Salley, be, and is hereby, constituted a new school district, to be known as the Salley Graded School District.

Sec. 2. That D. H. Salley, J. M. Price, A. L. Sawyer, H. H. Salley, H. A. Salley, B. A. Corbett, and J. H. Riley be, and the same are hereby, constituted a Board of Trustees for the Salley Graded School District, and their successors to be elected by the 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 term 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 Aiken 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 memhers a chairman, also a secretary and treasurer. And that the treasurer shall give a good bond in the penalty of five hundred dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such.

Sec. 5. That the chairman shall call meetings of the board whenever, in his judgment, it is necessary, or whenever three (3) members of the board shall in writing request him to do so. That the School Commissioner of Aiken County shall have jurisdiction only over the schools and educational interests of his County not comprised within the corporate limits of the said new school district hereby created under the name of the Salley Graded School District.

Sec. 6. That the said school district is also hereby authorized and empowered to levy on all real and personal property returned in the said school district a local tax not exceeding two mills on the dollar in any one year, to supplement the general tax for the support of schools, by the persons and 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, 1891, 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 said Board of Trustees and the County Auditor of Aiken County, and the County Auditor of Orangeburg County, of the amount of the tax thus levied on the property in their respective Counties, and the County Auditor shall at once assess such tax on all real and personal property returned in said school district in their respective Counties, and the County Treasurers of said Counties shall collect such tax with the other taxes for the same year; and said tax shall he liable to like process and penalty as are State and County taxes.

Sec. 7. The County Treasurer of the County of Aiken shall bold 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. All moneys received by the County Treasurer from the local tax herein and liquor license tax shall be protected by the official bond of said Treasurer, and shall, except so much as is payable to the County, be paid out only on the warrant of the said Treasurer of said Board of Trustees of the said school district.

Sec. 9. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Sec. 10. This Act shall he deemed a Public Act, and shall take effect and be of full force immediately after the date of its passage.

Approved December 22nd, A.D. 1891.

Benjamin R. Tillman, Governor.
Eugene B. Gary, President of the Senate and Lt. Governor.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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