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

December 24, 1892

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1892, Pages 323-325.

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 Newberry County lying within the following boundary lines, to wit: Beginning at a point on the line dividing the Counties of Newberry and Lexington near the residence of John A. Boland; and from thence North of the residence of George Shealy; and from thence North of the residence of Calvin Metts; and from thence North of the residence of Michael Bowers; and from thence in a straight line to Camping Creek; thence along Camping Creek to Lexington County line; thence along Lexington County line to beginning near residence of John A. Boland, be, and is hereby, constituted a new school district, to be known as Wheeland Graded School District.

Sec. 2. That N. B. Wheeler, D. C. Boland, Patrick Boland, Calvin Metts and Edward Sease and their successors, to be elected by the stockholders of the Wheeland Graded School District aud thereupon appointed by the Superintendent of Education, be, and the same are hereby, constituted a Board of Trustees for said school district.

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 school 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. 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 Newberry 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 (3) members of the Board shall in writing request him to do so.

Sec. 6. That the School Commissioner of Newberry 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 Wheeland Graded School District.

Sec. 7. That said school district is also hereby authorized and empowered to levy on an real and personal property returned in said school district a local tax, not exceeding three (3) 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, 1893, and on or before the same day in each succeeding year, call a meeting in said school district of all the legal voters living in above named school district and returning real or personal property therein: Provided, That public notice of said meeting, specifying the time, place and object, shall be given at least ten (10) days before said meeting, by posting the same in three conspicuous places 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 assessed. No tax thus levied shall be repealed at a subsequent meeting in the same fiscal year. The Chairman of said meeting shall, within one week thereafter, notify the Chairman of said Board of Trustees, and the County Auditor of Newberry County, respectively, of the amount of the tax thus assessed, and the County Auditor shall at once enter on his books such tax so assessed and levied 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 penalties as are State and County taxes.

Sec. 8. The County Treasurer of the County of Newberry 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 the 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. 9. All moneys received by the County Treasurer from the local tax herein shall be protected by the official bond of said Treasurer, and shall be paid out only on the warrant of the said Treasurer of said Board of Trustees of said school district.

Sec. 10. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Sec. 11. This Act shall be deemed a Public Act, and shall take effect and be of full force immediately after the date of its approval.

Approved: December 24th, A.D. 1892.

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

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