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An Act to Provide for the Election of School Trustees of the Town of Easley, in Pickens County, and to Define Their Powers and Duties.

February 19, 1900

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1900, Pages 550-551.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That in the school district consisting of the town of Easley, in Pickens County, the School Trustees of said school district shall have power, and they are hereby required, to call a meeting of the citizens of said school district returning real and personal property therein for taxation, for the purpose of electing a Board of three Trustees for said school district, whose term of office shall be for two years, and until their successors are elected, said election to be held on the second Tuesday in June, 1900, and on the same day of every second year thereafter. The Trustees shall publish a notice of said election for at least two weeks previous thereto in one or more newspapers published in the county, and post the same in one or more conspicuous places in said school district. Said election shall be conducted according to the rules and regulations prescribed for conducting town elections in the town of Easley. In addition to the duties and responsibilities now provided by law for the Trustees of school districts, the said Trustees shall have the following powers and duties, to wit: To purchase and erect suitable buildings for the use of the public schools of the said school districts; to elect and dismiss superintendents and teachers of the town schools, prescribe their duties, terms of office, and to fix their salaries, and to cause an examination of said teachers to be made whenever, in their judgment, it is necessary; 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; to determine the manner in which the tax heretofore authorized and the three mills constitutional and poll tax provided by law shall be expended in maintaining said public schools, and to fill all vacancies occurring in said Board of Trustees by death, resignation, removal or otherwise, during their term of office or service.

Approved the 19th Day of February, A.D. 1900.

Miles B. McSweeney, Governor.
Robert B. Scarborough, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Frank Boyd Gary, Speaker of the House

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