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An Act to Authorize and Require the School Commissioner of Laurens County to Divide Said County into School Districts.

December 22, 1891

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1891, Pages 1407-1408.

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 ihe authority of the same, That the School Commissioner of Laurens County and Trustees of the schools of each township shall, immediately after the passage of this Act, proceed to divide each township in said County into six school districts, and shall have power to employ a surveyor to assist them, who shall be paid a reasonable compensation for same out of general school funds for said County by School Commissioner. When said division is made, each division is declared a separate and distinct school district: Provided, Nothing herein contained shall apply to any graded school established in said County.

Sec. 2. That after said division is made the School Commissioncr shall, after giving ten days notice which by advertising in a County paper, call a meeting in each school district for the purpose of electing three Trustees, who shall serve as such, after election, for one year; at said meeting a Chairman and Secretary shall be elected, who shall call the meeting to order, and proceed to elect the Trustees by ballot and declare the election; and no one shall be allowed to vote at such election except qualified voters of said school district.

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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