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An Act to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Amend the Fourth Section of an Act Entitled 'An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a New School District in Spartanburg County, and to Authorize the Levy and Collection of a Local Tax Therein,' Approved December 22d, 1883," Approved December 22d, 1891.

January 4, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1893, Pages 688-689.
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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 Section 4 of an Act entitled "An Act to amend the fourth Section of an Act entitled 'An Act to provide for the establishment of a new school district in Spartanburg County, and to authorize the levy and collection of a local tax therein,' approved December 22d, 1883," approved December 22d, 1891, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 4. That when the persons answering the above description shall have assembled in public meeting, they shall have power: First. To select a Chairman and. Secretary, adjourn from time to time, decide what additional tax, if any, shall be levied, and appropriate the same in such manner as they may think best for the educational interests of said school district: Provided, That no tax thus levied shall be repealed at any subsequent meeting within the same year. Second. They shall also have power to select (subject to the approval of the Board of Examiners of Spartanburg County) a Board of six Trustees, (whose Chairman shall only vote in case of a tie,) the term of office of two of whom ( to be decided by lot in the presence of the County School Commissioner) shall be for six years dating from their election in A. D. 1894, of two of whom for four years, and of the remaining two of whom for two years from same date; subsequent elections to be every two years thereafter for the term of four years, to fill the vacancies to be caused by the expiration of the terms of two of the Board; so that four of each Board may continue in office after each election. The said Board, in addition to the duties and responsibilities now provided by law for Trustees of school districts, shall have the following powers and duties: 1. To purchase or erect suitable buildings for the use of the public schools of said school district. 2. To elect and dismiss superintendents and teachers of the city schools, prescribe their duties, terms of their office, and to fix their salaries, and to cause an examination of said teachers to be made whenever necessary; also to determine the class books and studies to be used in said schools, and to make rules and regulations for the government of said schools. 3. To determine the manner in which the tax heretofore authorized (and the two mills Constitutional and poll tax provided by law) shall be expended in maintaining said schools; and 4. To fill all vacancies occurring in said Board of Trustees by death, resignation, removal or otherwise, during their term of office or service: Provided, further, That in case in any year no such meeting shall be held, or in case at any such meeting no action shall be taken in regard to the levy and collection of the special tax in said school district, it shall nevertheless be the duty of the County Auditor of Spartanburg County, or of such other officer as may at any time be charged with the duty of assessment and levy of taxes in said County and school district, to assess and levy a special school tax of two mills, in addition to the Constitutional school tax, on all real and personal property returned in said school district, and the same shall be a lien, until paid, on all property in said district; and the County Treasurer, or other proper officer, shall collect the same with the State and County taxes in the same manner and subject to the same penalties as are provided by law for the collection of State and County taxes."

Approved: January 4th, A.D. 1894.

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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