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An Act Providing for the Disposition of Certain Surplus School Funds in the County of Charleston.

February 21, 1898

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1898, Pages 877-878.

Whereas the larger portion of the three-mill school tax for school purposes levied in the County of Charleston is paid by the taxpayers of said city, and the proportion of the proceeds of said tax, about fifty per cent, thereof, under the operation of the Act of the General Assembly in such case made and provided, is more than sufficient to keep the schools in said county outside of the said city, whilst the schools within the city of Charleston, which pays the larger proportion of the tax, are greatly hampered and crippled thereby.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That the surplus of all moneys derived from the annual tax of three mills for educational purposes remaining after supplying the requirements of the schools of the County of Charleston, outside of the limits of the city of Charleston, shall be paid by the County Treasurer to the City Board of School Commissioners for the purposes of the schools under their charge.

Section 2. That in order to ascertain what are the requirements in each fical year, respectively, of each of the school districts in said county outside of the city of Charleston, one or more of the school trustees of each of such school districts separately shall meet and confer with the County Board of Education of said county annually (at such place and time as the County Superintendent of Education of said county shall name), ten days previous notice of such meeting being given in writing by said County Superintendent of Education to each of said trustees, and such trustee or trustees and such County Board of Education shall sit as a special board to fix the amount of such requirements of each of such school districts. And when the amount of such requirements of each of such school districts shall have been fixed as hereinbefore provided, the County Superintendent of Education of said county shall report to the County Treasurer of said county such amounts, respectively, and separately, whereupon the County Treasurer shall aggregate the amounts so reported to him and ascertain the surplus (if any) remaining from the proceeds of the levy for school purposes after deducting such aggregate.

Section 3. That having thus ascertained the amount of said surplus, the County Treasurer shall as soon as practicable report said amount to the City Board of School Commissioners, and shall pay over the same to said Board upon its warrant.

Section 4. The said City Board of School Commissioners shall use said funds exclusively in the education of pupils and shall account annually therefor in the mode provided by law.

Approved: February 21st, A.D. 1898.

William H. Ellerbee, Governor.
Miles B. McSweeney, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House of Representatives.



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