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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 22nd, 1883," so as to Prescribe the Number, Manner of Election and Term of Office of Trustees.

March 9, 1896

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1896, Pages 357-359.
Click Here to view the original Act of December 22, 1883.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That 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 22nd, 1883," be amended by striking out from and including the word "second" down to and including the words "and who" in that part of Section 1 which amends and repeats Section 4 of the original Act of incorporation of said school district, and by inserting in lieu of the words so stricken out the following:

"Second, to adjourn sine die. That at the next municipal election for Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Spartanburg there shall be elected seven Trustees for the said school district, each of whom shall be a freehold voter in said district, and no one or more of whom shall be a trustee, director or stockholder in any private or other school or college in said city, three of whom shall hold for a term of two years from the date of election, and two of whom for a term of four years, and two of whom for six years from the election; the length of term of each to be decided by lot after the election in the presence of the County Superintendent of Education; the Board of seven to be filled out every two years by electing a suitable number at the time of the election of Mayor and Aldermen for that year, and the length of term of those elected to fill out the Board to be decided by lot as heretofore. The qualification of electors voting for said Trustees shall be the same as that required by law for voters in other school districts in this State; which Trustees when so elected."

So that said Section 4 of the original Act of incorporation when so amended shall 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. To adjourn sine die. That at the next municipal election for Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Spartanburg there shall be elected seven Trustees for the said school district, each of whom shall be a freehold voter in said district, and no one or more of whom shall be a trustee, director or stockholder in any private or other school or college in said city; three of whom shall hold for a term of two years from the date of election, and two of whom for a term of four years, and two of whom for six years from the election; the length of term of each to be decided by lot after the election in the presence of the County Superintendent of Education; the Board of seven to be filled out every two years by electing a suitable number at the time of the election of Mayor and Aldermen for that year, and the length of term of those elected to fill out the Board to be decided by lot as theretofore. The qualification of electors voting for said Trustees shall be the same as that required by law for voters in other school districts in this State; which Trustees when so elected, 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: March 9th, A.D. 1896.

John Gary Evans, Governor.
W.H. Timmerman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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