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AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTi
rLFI) "AN ACT TO ESTAIMs1I AND
MAINTAIN A SYSTE31 ' OF FREM
COMION SCHOOLS FOR TIE STATE
OF sOUTH CAROLINA.)
SICTION 1. Be it enacted by 'the
8enate and 11ouse of Representatives
of the State of South Carolina, nou
met and sitting in General Assembly
<nd by the authority of the same
That the State Board of Educa
tion 81)ll Consi4t of the severil
County School Commis.sioniers an
the State Slipcrintendont of Edun
cation, who shall be ex o#icio Chair
man of the Board, and who shal
be entitled.to vote on all questiono
.i'4tbiitted to the Boar(d Th<
oarId may elect 0n0 of its mom
bors as S~crotary.
SEC. 2. That the State Board o
r 4 Education shall hold its first moot
ing at the Capital of the State or
tho'tsocond Wednesday 'after th<
Approval of this Act, and. shal
thereafter mect on the first Wed
nesday in October of overy yoai
yUt the Capital of the State, and al
such other times and place as th<
State Superintendfnt of Etucatior
shall direct. The members of the
Board shall bo entitled to re
ceive a milcago at the rate o
twelve cents per mile, going t<
and returning from the meeting,
of the Board alresaid, to be paiI
by the Stato Treasurer on presen.
tation of a certificate sigiied by
tile Chairman and Secretary of th<
SE.c. 3. That, for the purpose ol
procuring an uniform system ol
text-books, to be used in the con
mon and public schools through
out the State, there shall be i
Conminsion of five appointed, t<
consist of His Excellencv the G'ov.
ernor, who shall be ex oficio Chair
man, the Chairman of the Coin
mittee on Edneation of the Seiiate
and House of Represen tativus, anI
for the purpose of selectingi the
other two members, til Senat<.
shall, by a majority of votes, ap
point one, and the House of' Rep.
resentatives shall, in liko manier
select the other : Provided, Tha
the Commission horei.I appointed
shall not have powor to amend oi
change the bmt of text books al
t'eady in use until the first of Jan
nary, 1873, uinless athlority b<
granted to the Commission by Ace
of the General Assembly to amend
the li-t aforesaid ; And provided
further, That the Commission shal
decide upon a list of' text-books tc
be used in tle common and publi<
schoolk throughout the Stato, and
shall furnish tle sam11 to the SLIa
Board of' lEication at its first ses.
sion. The meetings of* the Stat
Board of' Educatint shall be hod
for the purpose tf consideii ng such
Matt;ers as may he doemed neces
eary, and of taking sch action is
may advance tile cause of common
fichool education in this State.
SEC. 4. That, the School Trustee
of every School Dist,rict shall
make out and for'ward' to the School
Commissioner of' the coun ty w hero,.
in such School District is situaitedl,
a list of all text-books needed b)y
the persaons attending s c h o o I,
whichl list, wVhen pr'oper'ly certi
*fled to by said Tr'ustees, the School
Commiassioner' shall atpprlove and
forwar'd to the State Supeorinten
dont of Education. Tlhe, State
Superintendent of Education shall,
as soon as practicalo after' thle
receipt of such list., for'ward the
books therein requiroed frooe of
charge. And the Gener'al Assem.
bly shall, by appr'opr'iation, prlo
vide for the payment of the books
Sx'c. 5. That thle State Board of
~* Eduoation shall tako.and hold in
trust, for' the State, any grant or
Sdevise of lands, and any gift or'
bequest of money, oir other per-'
ional pr'oper'ty, made to it for odui
national purposes, an'd -ahall pay
inato the Stato Treasury, for safe-~
keeping and investment, all mon
oys and income1s from property so
received.. The State Tr'eastllrer
shall, fr'om time to time, invest all
stuch money in the namoe of' the
Sltato,,and shIall pay to the State
- JIoard of Edecation, on tho war-.
rant-of' the Governr, the income
or principa1 thoroof,~ a it slhll,
from time to time, require : Pro
a,ded, That no disposition shall be
made of any grant, doeviso, gift or0
bequest inconsistont with the con.
ditions or terms ther'oof. For' the
faithful management of all proper
ty so received by the Stato Treas
nrer, he shall be responsible, upon
his bond, to the State, as for' other
Sfunds received by him in his ofli
gia oi apacity : Provided, however,
That the Truptoes of .dny :School
Distriot of' this State may tako and
Slchool Distr'ict, any gr'ant 0or de,
v.ise of Iander-and any gift or' be.
quest of money, and apply tjg
same it h&teust of the schools
of' their,)istrict, in- Aiuch. 1uminno
asi in their&juidgrie~ esbnnd most
condiuqivor to -tlre wvelfare ot the
schools, *ben not otherwise di.
vented by terma Mf tha aid,nn
or deviso, gift or bequost: An
provbded further, T hat before sai
Trustees shall assumo control c
any such grant, devise or bequesti
they sh1all give a bond, to be al
proved of by the Schol Com mit
sioner af the County ix, which sue
grant, devise or bequest is imad<
said bond to be deposited wit
Clerk of the Court of said Count3
STATE SUPERINTANDENT OF EDUC.
SE. 6. That the present Stat
Superintenden t of Education sha
continuo in office until the clectio
and qualification of his successoi
At the general electiotr in 187!
and ovory foir years thereafter,
State Superintendent of Educatio
shall be elected, in the samo mat
ner as other State officers, w1h
Shall enter upon the duties of hi
office on the tirst day of Januar
sucCcoding his election.
SEo. 7. That ho shall. before or
tering upon the, duties of his o
fice, give bond, for the use of th
Stato of Sonuth Carolina, in th
penal sum of five thousand (5,000
dollars, With good anild sueiet
sureties, to bo approved by tht
Governor, Conditioned for t I
fiithful and impartial perforn
ances of the duties of his oflie
and he shall, also, at th' timo <
giving . bond, take and subscrib
the oath prescribed in Section 3
of Article 11 of tile Constitutio
of the State, which oath shall b
endorsed upon the back of sai
bond, and the bond shall be file
with, and preserved by, the Secr(
tary of State.
Sc. 8. That the Stato Superi
Iondenit of Ediieation shall receivi
a.s CoMpensation For his service
the sum #W- two thousand live 11113
dred (2,500) dollars per anu n
together with hi acta11l cost (
trialsportaition wheni traveling o
publie businless, pliyt ,able qularte
yevarly out of' 11he State TrleatSull
sre. 9. iat ie shall haVO gel
Crial 81i1uCViSiOn( over all te c1VM
ml1on and3I(I Il I I ic suuHomls of, th1
State, anld ii shall be his du11ty, t
visit over.y (Coulnly inl tile Stak
for the pups of' inilct-ing th
schools, awakening al intrest f
vora1ble to I he etuise of e(dIcatio3
and1 difrasing as widelyj as possibh(
by- public amire-smos and11 persolna
CommnIeation With School ollicten
teachers anld patrentz,,a L ullowledtr
of' existing de't-ecs, and( desir-abul
improveuents ill the governmen
and1%4. .stuticioll of the schools.
S1.c. 10. Tht he c
1niflormity il t,be use of text hook
thi-olighouot the Cominon uid pul
lie schools of, tle Stae, 11(d sia
1or1bid th0 3180 oCK seC1lItria Or p1i11
tisati books qind-I ini-sixrutctio 11
Sc. 11. That he shall ip-opar
1111d transil't to tho stvera (,mm
ty School Comissoners *eibO
and filch odher suitable blanks
forms and pri3ted illst'iuction3s at
may b0 wecessar.y to aiI schou
Offleers anld teicherIs in makini
their report, and carryiig ]ifil
Cull effect the Variotis provisioni
of the school laws of this Stte
and shall cause tihe laws relatii
to common103 schools, with sueli
rules, regulation, lormls and( ill
strtiiiOns5 a1s shiall be prescr'ibe<
by the Boarid of' Educat,ion, to b)
)prin1ted, togethler with a1 su1itabil
indolx, ini pam ph lot form, by th
personl111 athor)ized to do the Statt
p)rinting, at the expense of' th
State ; and lie shall caus1o copie
of tile sameli. to be transmitted t.
the several Cooun1ty School 0Com
m1tissionrs for distributtion.
SEc. 12. That it shall be the dui
ty of' the State Superintendent o
Education to collect itn his offles
such school booksi, appar'atus, map:IJ
andic chlarts9 as can~ he obtainet
without oxpense t.o the Stalte; an31
aIlso to pu rchase, at 3an expenlsi
nIot exceeding fifty dlollars a year
in. for the benefit of' teachler's
author's andt other's, who may13 wisl
(.0 conlsuit them ; and1( the sait
.SUmI ii ereoby annually appropri
ated f'or this puriposO -out of' an.l
m1oneys5 ini the State Trroasury3 3no
SEc. 13. Thalit copies of all pa
pers~ filed in the office of' the Stat.
Superintendent of' Education amu
hits oflciaIl acts rinay be cer't,ilot(
by him, and, wvhen so cor'tifiedl
shall be evidenlco equlally and1 ii
lhke mniner as the.original pap1lors
SEc. 1d. That tile State Super
mntond(ent of Educeatiotn shall sub
mit, in his 113131331 repor't, a1 stat,e
mont of his official visits durlinl
the past year.
SEc. 15. That be shall mlake
report, through the Governor, t<
theO General Assembly, at eacl
regular session thoreof, showing
1st. The3 nutmber of pers~ons b)9
twoeon the ages of' six (6) and3( six
tootn (16) yeOars, iticlusivo, rosidinl
in the Stateoun theO first day of th<
last pretedlinlg October.
'2d. The r.umibur of' such peorsoi
in each County.
34,..TLhe numitor of each sex,
'4th. The numlber M' white.
5th. The nut1hlbcV of clolored.
6th. The wh.olo numnber' of' per
8ons that at,tonded1 the free 003m
mon sohools of the State dur13inl
thae year neina the thIilh ria,
r: of th) lIt preceding September,
A I and the numbor in each County
f that attonded during the same
I- 7th. The number of whites of
I- each sex that attended, and the
t number of colored of' each sex t hat
Uttenided the salid 3chool0s,
b 8th. The number o'c com n
8chool int the State.
9th. The nIuber of' pupiil-3 that
studied each of t h o branei s
10th. The avorao wages paid
a to teachers of each sex.
11th. The nuiber of school
0 houses roected during tho year,
and the location, material and cost
12th. The number previously
o crected, the material of their con
structionl, their Coldition and val
ui, and the 111111mber with their
13th. The Countics in which
teachers' institlutes were held, and
1 the number that attended the in
U stitutes inl ea:lh County.
) 14t.h. Sueh other statistical in
formation as lie may deem impor
o tant, together with suli plans as
0 ho mav have matured, and tho
. State Board of E(Ittcation may
. havo recommended for the man
, agement and improvement of the
o school Fund, and for the more per
0 feet organizltion an(l efliciency of
11 the common selools.
0 15th. Tho number aid Cost of
I the boolks furnished to each Coun
I ty School Commissioner.
Six. 16. That he shall have po w
or to examine all persons who
naty make application to him, as
to their qualification flor teaching
school in this State ; and that to
ali personls of good moral charac
ter who pass a satisflactory exami
nation, lie shall issue a certificate
of' qualification for teaching school
inl the State of South Carolina,
which certificato shall authorize
the pe'So1 to whom it is given to
teach in anly of the comlmon schools
o* this Slate, inl which his or her
sqr'vices nmay be desired by the
Trustees of the sehool in which Ile
or she may make applielicatiol to
tach, without amy further evi
dence of' qualiticntion. Said car
tificate shall be valid Flr the term
of two (2) years, unless sooner re
S,c. 17. Tlat he shaaIll annually,
V on tle first day of Novemiber, or
as so0na Iractia blm e t h eaealrter,
, ap ori > tLe ilam1lC- of tlie State
eb OIoII funad, toi thle aamnnal taxes
vOllot cal b i e Stat 0 l'r 1 1e Stall
port of sehools, allmiln the ;evereal
-ehool listrivts om the State, in
proportionl to the res..pettive m
bor olf ,p pil ultnd 110ia 11 ublit
:hld het. shall u-rtilfy such-1
Appotrtiillik,111 1) thoh State Trea.s.
Srer. iIe sliall also vertify to tile
1 relasirlear and School Coanassionl
. a Of each Coiuty the muaanlilit ap
portioned to their Cointy, ant([ lie
dhall draw his orders on the State
1 'reasur 1 'e inl favor of the County
SITreasurer of each County fCor the
amouilt apportioned to said Coin
SEC. 18. That there is hereby
approapriated, out of aay money in
the State Tr'aeasury net other'wise
-laopriated, thesum iofa one thous
iand d1ol1lars annmaual ly, to the State
Suaperntenden t (af Educat.ion , lfar
a he pu rpose of (defraying the ox.
pese of Clork hire in the ofice
of the said State Suapeint.endaenat
ofEdetion, sa1 i sum to l'm d r:n i
a qu4arterly bay him, ani t o be dis.
a naursed lby thae said St ate' Supe in.
. endenit, foar the p" upse hereinu
ntamed: Provided, That t. hle s:aid
.sumi of one thoausaand doibir. shld
bo1) ian lull for the annaual payiment
of all Clerk hire of said Dlehpart
SEc. 19. That the gtatoe Super.
in tendent of' Education shall dhiS
charge such ot.hetr duities as may
he pr'ovided by law ; and( hie shil
dleliver to his successor, wvithina
ten (days after the explirationi of'
his term of oftice, all books, pa
pes documents lad other pr'o
pbarty belonging to his offico.
Sac. 20. That, in cause of vacan.
cy in the office of' State Suprin
t(endenft of EduIlcation), tihe Gover-.
ot(r shall appit, with the advice
atnd consen t, of' the Senate, at per
son to fill such v'acancy, who shall
qualhify wvithin 15d(ays after his apl
paoinitment, and shall continuo in
afhice unaitilI the next ensuing gon
er'al election, when a per'son shall
boeclocted to fill the unexpired
term ; and( should the persoan 80
, appoiniited flail to quality .wi thin
the time specified, Rsuch falilure
shall oatu a vacancy.
cOIUNTLY 80c1oo1 COM MISSION ERs.
> SEc. 21. T1halt the preseht Coun
ty School Comminssioner's shall
:contitu noil co 1111 tuntil their suc
cessors are elected aInd qualified.
There shall be elected ini each
SCou.aty, alt the gener'al election in
a October, A. 1). 1872, and at the
gener'al election every two years
thereafter, a School Commission
or, w ho shall hold( his offico tmntil
his3 successor is e'lcOted and1( quali
fled, Hie shall, tbef'ore entering
up~on tihe (duties of his ofiThe, giveo
-bond for the use of the Oaunty in
wichl lie is eleeted, for educat,ional
purposes, inr the ponial sum of twice
,the amnunt. of hin annnal alary,
with good and sufficient suretie,
to be applrove(l by the County
Commissioners, Conditioned Io'
the fiithful 111( iipar-tiall di
ebalgo of the duIties of his Akilee.
S.:c. 22. Tht. on the first. day
of*1,inary niext stceedinig t -c
<hlw vt'hli , llc i t he11hll 1a e
u.o ;ut.efribe the. mkth of office
p)rCW'iled ill SeCtoI 30, Artice
11, of the (onst itltioni of this
8tate, which oatl he shall filo in
t be oflice of the Clerk of the Cour,t
of the County inl which lie was
elected, and shall ]mmeliately on
telr upon the (ischa1rgo of his du
ties; and upon his failuro so to do;
or if' for anIy other cause there
should be a vacaincey in the oflice,
the Governor shall appoint a per
8 in to fill such vacaney, who shall
qualify within fifteen days after
his appoint Inelit, and shall ontinue
in oflice until the tilmo piescribed
for filling said oflice by election,
as herein provided ; and should
tle pelrsonl o appointed fail to
(ualif'y within the timo specified,
such failure shall create a vacan
SEc. 23. It shall be tho duty Of
each County School Commission
er to visit each of' the schools in
his jurisdiction, at least three times
a term, and to note the course
and method of instruction, and
the branches taught., und to give
such recoinmendations in tle aRi't
of* teaching and the method thero
of' in each school as shall be nc.
cessary and expedient, so that
u1nifoImlity in the coul'se of studies
aid methods of' instriction om
ploy-ed Shall lie secir-ed, as flr as
pract icaile, in tle schools of the
several girades respectively. lHe
shall acquaint, himself, ts far as
piactic:able, with tie character
aid condition of each school,
ioting any deficiences that may
exist., ithelr ill the govelr11neunt of
the school or the Classification of
the pupils, or the method of in
stiuetion employed iln the several
blranlches, anld Shall make such
suggest.i)s ill private to the
teachers as to him .4hall appearti
necossiar-y to the good order of' the
school anId the prvogr,ess of the pu
IIe shall note the character and
condition of' the school houses, the
suIfleciencey or. insiifliviencey of' t he
furnituire, and shall nake such
suggest ions to the severlal Dist rit
Boards, as, inl his opillionl sh:li
?eOM cond111utiive to tle comlbfort
anld plrogr-ess of' the pupils of the
several schools. It, shull le the
dity of each Colinty School Comn.
Illissioie1' to aid he t ealtcerls inl ill
plopilr efforts to illirovo thmli
StIlves inl their' pr-ofession.
For. this lpe he shall en
emolrag.e thle f11-or1malo of assAocha
i 411s (d' teawclis for' nilitual ili
pr'ovemlent ; hit shall atuind the
ieet inlgs of' stcl associations, anld
give Such advice and instrution
if) regard to their condllil't ndill
niatnagement as, in his judgment.
will Coi-tibiute to their. gi'eater
efliciency. .le shall also deliver a
public lecture to 1.be peopl in
each of thle several Districts of' thle
Co)unt.y each y'earI, for the puripose
f ofclevat inug tho~ stanldarid ' f edu-ii
cation, andl increasing thle generl'l
initerest, of the pieople iniml
SEc. 24. T1hat it shaill be his4 dio.
y to see thait ini every school un
der' his ('areQ liere shnall be 11aug1h .
e ing wr II itin I r theth-, i
State, aund good biehiavior.
SE1.0. 25). lIe shall onI or' befo)re
thet firstL (11ay of' October of' e'1an
year', for'ward to4 thle State0 Suiper-.
initend(en t of Eduention ani extend1(
0(d repor)lt, conutaiinrg ani118 abtact
of the rep)orts madtoe to him b)y the
various school oficer's and teneber'ls
in his count.y, and showing the
conditi'on of' the~ schools und(er his
charge, suggesting such imniprove
mentIs in the school sy-st em as lic
may (Icen usef'ul, and1( giving such
other i nf'ormation im re&aird to lie
practical operation of' thec corn O
schools auni laws r'elatinug ther'eto.
as may be dteemed of' public initer'
ost, lie shall also include in his
r'epor't, such othler matters as he~
shall be dire,cted to report by the
Statto Sutpeorinttendent of' hruca
SEa. 26. That, should he fail to
matke the repor't reqmred'0( in) the)
pro'codinug Section, lie shall f'or
foit to:the school fun td of' his Coun -
ty his last qulartor's salary of' thait
year, and1( shial als be81) liable for
all damnagos caulsed by such1 fail
SEa. 27. That lie shall, at all
times, conlformn to the Instructions
of tho State Superintendent of
.Education, ais to mattitos within
the jurisdict,ion of said Superin
tendeont. lie shall1 serve as the
organ of commun1 iication between
the saidi State Suiperintendent and
school aut.horities. Ito shall trans
mit to schlool ofileers, or 'teachers,
all blanks, circunlar's, andI other'
cornusiictations which arp to
SEc. 28. T1hat each- County
School Cinmmissina shall' -
CeiVe. ita compnllsation for his ser- t
Vwe-Cs, inllutdinig expenlsem (if' trantils- I
portaltiol within his Counlty, an
a111nu1al sa1lary of olno tholiaild do).
lars, ext.-ept the Couity School
Commislisionler of, Chafrlettonl wh 11):
shall receive Ali annual11 Salary ol, I
onle thoiusand two h111dred dollars,
paytablo quarterly by the Stato I
S.c. 29. Tho County Treasurer i
M'iil pally over aill moneys by him i
received, which sliall have been I
assessed by virtue of' the vote of' I
any district, meeting, as hereinat
ter provided lor, in tihe Coun ty in
which such ldimtrict is situated. oil 1
the order of' the Cleric of' the I
Board of" Trustees of said District, i
Coul ntersigned by theCountySchool i
Commllitsionoer, to ho ustied fVor tihe
purpose direCuted by tle District. I
meeting so held. Said motey
shaill be assessed and collected at c
the time, anlld in the malier that. I
County taixes are asses..'ed anld col- I
lected ; and if' the ilbahiI itits of<
anly School .)itrie, ati hir an- t
Mual District, e1CCtill, shall l:*il to
provide for thlie riuin: 'f such
tax, then the Comtv , N. Com- I
miisioler of' tle ('oll v inl w AII
811ch district is sitattled Shall be
required to withiholi fromi said t
.Dist riet, that part (t I lit State ap
propriat.ioll derived from the rv- t
011110 of the State, anid to alpior.- I
tion and distributo the samo1I to
the other Districts of the County <
which have complied with tihe re- I
quiroentW of this Act: Priorided,
That in School Districts where I
there less than one hundred elil
(I-en between t he ages of ,six and
sixteen the inlmabitantis may raise I
such a sum, per child, as will be
sifficient. to Imiiliti t ir scllools. I
Si:c. 30. That it shall be the t
dity of each County School Com- I
Illissionerl, immediately after the (
pas.ge of this Act, to divide his t
County into colivellielt School I
Distiriets, for ill imr-poses Connect- t
ed with the general initerest of' ed
Ituetionl, anlld -e-district Jle same, I
whelnever, ill his judgment., the t
ireneral good requires it. And 1
every School District, organized s
in pursuaice of' this Aet. shall ie t
a body polilie and corpora-lte, by t
the namo alld style of' School Dis- I
trict No.-, (such a nmbiller as
may be dosignated by tie County
SebMOo Co1mi.,siol'er,) of I
Couty, (the liamlie of* the Conity i
in which t.he Dist.rict. is sitlated),
State of South Carolina, ailld ill
t hat. name may sue and Iesmied, and
hie CapabIIIe (WOf l Lon trcillillad he- I
ing contracted withi, :ld holding I
Slith real and persoalll 1state as it C
nma clome into possession of, by
will or otherwise. or as is ithor
iz-d to be purch:sed by the pro
vi-k-ss of' his Act, ill of which
-a ll11 be uised ext-hlusively for I
.41-hool p)u rpomses. E'uloh School
I)ist.riet sliall be coifined to the
M1111gelleit, and Control of the
Board of*8'chool Trust,41evs hervinl- t
after provided for, who shall bold
Ilheir ofico fCor two years, anld .ill- t
til thero esuccessorm are appoinlted
'tild qualified, anlid the said Trus
ees shall be exemipt f'rom mtili tia
.i'lP13( road ut'ty. and1( paymeniL't o1
:e. 31t. Thlat thboe sh~all be, iln
:ith C2oun t y, a1 Board-l of E~xa mi
No ii (Conluniissionrer', whio shlIth
e ''tliNlo. be' Chaimant, and1( twoV
, .nrmbers, wh'lo shalt be aip- I'
woted by lt,e Count,y School
nonitissioneor, and1( shall h,old of
.te or the termi of' two yea3rs
l'rom the ti me of' thir apin lt
iout ; but, nto p)eron1 shll1 be ap1
paillted 11 a m ebe of the Countly
I >ilrd of' E xaminerCIs, whio is not
uIiptenClt to teach a1 fir'st graee
It, shalh be the duity'of' I li Coun - h
ty Board oft Exaineis to examIl- hi
lint)u al cand(idates for' the plrohlos
sIion (of tealchior, and1( to give to
eachi fi>rsont found( quaiilified a1 cer'
t,ifie., sotting forIthI thle branc11hes'
of Ieariniilg he or she malIy be ('3
piable of' teachinlg. Such exaina113
tion to be r'ewedf every) year,'
and( no0 tea1cheri sha111lie employedci
mI any13 of' the commtloni or publbe
~chiools, without a1 Ocrtificalte f romlI
the Coun ty Boar'd of' Exatlinors, ~
>r' the St.ate SuperI'iintemat1
SP.O. 32. That t.he Boati 'i'm
[3' School hExam1(inIers snll In-i h
It, least twice a1 yeari, tat such ~
pla10o$, and1( at $13ch timels, ats t he
LU'1un1t,y Schiool C.ommtIlis.sioner c shIiall
ippointl ; tht, the Counilty deooil
Lommt ii ner 10' satll be Cha irma .'1
md1( Clor'k oif the Boarid, and shall T '
ke fair recor'd of' thir t pro
cediungs, and1( a register' of' thILl
me, ago, sex, color', r'esidlence,
11nd (dat,e of' cert,ificate 04'oach per
ion to whiom3 acoirtificat, is issued,
tind int ca1s0 a cer' tfiento be can- 'T
seiled, shall m1itko a pr'opr' enttry e
>f the same.
SE.:c 33. 11, shalt bo the dutly of p,
auch Counity Boar'd of' School Comn- m
niissioniers to aippoint, for ech antd vi
)ver'y School D)istrict in their p
)ounlty throeo School TLrustees, who ti
<hall1 hold( thoir ofico f'or t,wo at
year's, whloso (duty sall be as hier'- d<
nat,ter prioscribedt ; and tboy shlIl ai
hafvo powori'to filt,' fr'omf 1-;imo to 0<
Limo, aIll vacancies wvhiich may oc. ,i
anr in their reanantive 8chnni Dia. -
1;Cts i lloards of School Trils
ees il their Count Lv.
St. 3-4. Thbut t h Oaid ristocs,
vithin 15 days after their p.
oinltmlent sha llike anl oath or
1lirm11ation fitilfully aind impar
illy to disc-hir'ge the diltics of'
heir olfee, which oath the mnem.
>01- are authorized to adminiister
0 etch other.
SEc. 35. That it shall be the
lit) of the said Truvtees, any two
fwhol)milhalli cons4titulto at qulo
tn,il to mleet, ats soonl alld oftett ats
ractiable, tRler having been ap
wilnted adi qua11tified, it such plae
s may be most, convllient inl the
)iktrict, and at,i their first, moet
ntg I hey tiall orgalize by Ia ppoiIt
tig on10 of* their n11um1ber. Clrk of'
ho lIoard, Who shall preside at
lhe ollicjal meettigs o' t.he
oes, aid tilsaill record their pro.
c(ldinl-gs inl i book provided Cor.
hat, prilpose. 1'"Ieah 1110111be. of'
hie Board of Trustees 1111l be
luly nlotified of' te oo10tings by
lie Clerk of' tle Board.
s:c. :3G. That it, shall bo the
l ty of the ITrustces in each School
)istrict to ttke the Ilanlageieit.
t1l CotIrol (f t ie locil educiationl.
,1 interests of the salil, subject to
he supervision of' the ounty
wchool Coniissli-ioier., 1and to visit
ho school :t least Onice inl every
noith dullrinlg the School ter-m.
Sx. 37. That, it mhall be the
lui1y of* the 'Ilitees int the sovk
a! School 1)istricts to 1111ko, or
ans to e to iade, once inl two
ar, inl ealch School 1)istriet, by
ho0 first. thy of September', anl
'1n11merat1ionl of aill thle children
et wevin the ages of' six (6) aiid
ixteenl (if;) yeaRIs, reSidentl it h-iil
n such School District, distiin
ruishinlg hot ween m1ld1uatal feiale,
vhite and colorI. A1n4 tlie Clerk
Ts id Board of 'I'r-istees Shall Ire
IIrn11 to the County. School Con.
0issi:mer a diplivato return of
hto samle ; viavh SchoolTrse
hall receive five ceits per caplita
or etchl child eniumerated by hilm,
he alecounlit- for which sliall be audi.
(d by the Count y Shool Commtlis.
ioner, andl paid accordiig to law
y tho CouMIty Trasurer, oItI of*
he School Pllund of' the School Dis
riot we Ir ei t h 0 I ile ollinwratiot
vas, milado. Provided, That, ill lse
hie enlumeirationl of, thie tchla1.14i(
Ilopahitionf anly Sllool 1)istrict
s Itot m11ade, is provided for in)
his Act, by that, time, th Coull
y Bo:i'd of Sebho(l .11,x i i liers- i
et'ewith authorized to Ippoilit
Ow 'Trisiees 1or Sich Su1bool Ois
r'iet, 1tnilesC4 for -romd anid sIllicient
aluse he Trustees haive failed to
Si:. 38. It shill be the duly of
he l1a'd Id, TrIlstees to hold a
t'urljlar Session in their School
)i.strict at lvast t wo weeks beft.or
hie comm ltencvemlenlt ofA(1y 0or CXve
y School Iter, for the t traisict ion
I iialy atnill btusinless necessary
1) the irsperily of' thle Kchooil,
'ithI powvr to adjouirnit 1'oml til'
) timli, and1 to hiold Mpecial mlect
Iysai a ilyi tme or pleo.
S 1 39. T al.t 1t Bo1 of1 rus-.
'C'- shall hav'e p)oer to e'st ablisht
od nuiike all arrangemo'iients for' tine
"rrn 14n schlools of 1 l>it t, atn;
is due1 regardi'i to any' schm(d hou.i,
r'OperI to bie conisideed, 84) 11s oi
iloAC haing coertifit'ates, and1( di8
har'go t he samlio ' when good1 and1
lif ici,rasons ;o so11 doin pre
I' the schioolo unider their super'i
ision1, unletss4 such'l per'soin shl!
is or' her' schiool, a 0crtificato1( to
'ia('h. grano t'd boy theit Ciounty
oiai'd of' School E'xamf1iters, or1 bii
Io St ate Supeion tenldan t, of' l.
Seco. '.40. Thalt shouh1 i h Blloard
Trusiiitee's be unabileO otheriiwise to
r(Olur)14 sie for' shool' houiises.
It'y aret hereb0Iy authlor'ized to ap,
iters o)f the county11 , who shiail
('11e 8aid! Si to as te pub11!ic in-.
-rest, may13 reOqire, btit, except~ inl
i not. ho0 Ioented' wiit.hint two
landredm yards(l of1 t he 4! wollinrg oif
it owne o1''(f the hitind takenl oir
id! site ii'ith,oult. his colsenit ,givent
wr'iit ing. I'Te i'aid julry shall
e'bsx thet v'alue of' the s:t'ne am1(
p,ort theu'ir ationi to th Board'( oIf
rust ues, wholi shall seCurio theI
tIhe andto pay) 1(or th lito5j, asM de
d1(1d by thie lilry) of iew, 0:ut (if
.ol I Oileys1))1 aV Ita l ('I or0 i C l Ia t ('r
tIo sha111 immdiai:tojy v'est iin I ho
'uisttes awli4 thir1 siuccessors' ii
>rsonsi* shall1 throtoI 01' ini aniy
anner' inter'fer'o, wIth the jiiry of'
owv her'ein djirectedI to ho atp
>in tdl, while discharginog lhe (du
parately or' conijoint11ly, shall ho
mtnt entoi Ijur isdlict ion, be fined
b> inpkn, o more than tw udeddl Is
ninoty daym,'or shall suffor both
filo and imprisonment,, at, the dis
Cr-Vtion of. the Court., 1ad any
monoys Itccruinig from uHilel finles
shall be added to the school fund
of tie s0iool distict wherein thie
guilty party or parties reside.
SEc. 42. That whon it tall so
happen that persons are so mitua
ted as to ie better accommodated
at thlo school of antly Adjoininlg
School Dimtriet, or. Whenever it
may11- I- (b esiraIlIV to estli halitll I
schlool Composed of partm of two
01 mIIr.lle School )istricts, it a11111
bo thle dui1ty of tie resvpective
Boards of, Trustets of' tihe School
DI.strIctF in) whieb t4uchl persons
reside, or iln which sich schools
1111y ie tiitlatted, or of t lo Sehool
)istricts. or of tle parts of' which
tihe school is to be composed, to
trans4.fer ph porsols finr educa-.
tionl to the( 8chool .District inl
Whieb such School houloo is or may
i lotcaed ; but the t)umera tionl
of Scholars shal lbo taken inl owehi
)istrict ats ino sich transklfr had
been mladoe an11d such sclool, whle
o C01mposed, shall b Slupported
froi t.he shool fuiids of tie( re
spectivo School )istricts fr-oil
which tie Scbola's may have beon
S F.v. 13. That. (ho school yeair
shall cotlinuo fur a period of nine
mllonths, com1imelivilg anld onding
ali in the opinion of the Coult v
H1oard of E-xain-8rs will best sUb
serve tle ediltionuial inteet of
their Coluty ; but ilt County
School Comm issionlers shall have
powel to limit t it' School year ae
1ordl4inig to Ite School funid appor
tloled lo Ihis Contiy.
S.ec. 41. That it, shall be the
doity of' etch School teacher to
m11ake uti anld file withl tie ClorI
of the Board of Trustees, at tle
expiration of each school moIlnt h, :a
full aid Completo report of the
whole niumbe of'scholars adliitted
to tila) school durinl.g eachli month.
diitinguishing betweetn male and
Femaile, tile aveago attendance,
the brance es taught, tho aumbtilier
of' pulpils engaged in each of said
branches, and tuch otier statistics
as.i lie or slio imay be reu(iiired to
1iku by tle County School Comla
missionor; adt unitil ituch repoit
laill haIIv0 been cortifiod and filed
by thle sanid tenher, as aforesaid,
it shall be the duty of said joaI-d
o' Trustees U Iitqluiro tho samei ,
and for01ward to- thie County Sclhool
Comn issionir, lbfore said teacere1
c1an draw pay for hi-.I or r1101 ser'
vice-s. Oi th ii I i lg of, t le tr alc
tr's report, the Clerk of tho Board
4f i'lttos shall draw and order ill
duplieute onl tle County Troles
111Tr for ilo amlioullt (due( eachll
enller, whichl ordershall becoul
fersigned by tile ouny School
Comm l issionler, wlo shall filo the
Illp licato ill his oflie.
Se. -15. '.at the Stato SopeI
intendat,l of, Edineation, or any13
Countiy Svhool Commissioner, or
Sellool I)ist rict Board of I'rustes,
may Icevive, ill behillf of' tie Stat,
Btoar4d of1I4C11eat ion, ally gift, grant,
domation or devii oitif y sliaool
house, or' site for a schlool haouse,
or liirary forl' h lo ue o1(f any 1 schI ool
or 8 shaoolIs, orI (It herI 11lO f11 sco l'urp
ses wit.bini ihe Stat P. ruli aret her'e
by3 inves5ted withi thle eart and11 cils
todly of aill schla, hiouses, sitesK, orii
at her prloperty 'a bllonaLinag toth
the liaiiis of t heir jurlisdi('t ion,
witih full ptowert'as to contrLzol thea
<ame11 inl sucha111 manor 11s they maylI
I hiink will best subserve'I' the inlter'
ets of c'omm)oni schaools andt flih'
cause8 of edIiucat ionl, sub1jec0t to tilhe
('o111trol iof the Si lates hitoard of' E!
('1lAaIE5'T'ON 'IV noAnil 4)1 s('llooI.
S.ec. 'li. TIhiat it shall he the do
ty' of flte Schaool Comm isi8oner 0?
all t hose I )i st rit Is. ou1tsid of t he'
''ity of' (Char lestoni, for l''y kniown'r
schools, as5 8oon as5 pralct icalo af
ter the paIusago of1 t his Act. lie
shal visit said s'chiools notb less
thanil thra:ee timeits durllinach ytl)ear,
('es a1s are' prescr('Iibed for Colanty.3
School Comm isijonedr inl thaii Ac.
1)pon failIure or nieglect to dis
clbarigio thle duties 11 imosed upon 1
him by 13 this Sectionl, wh len rep'jorted
to1 thle Stalt) Soupe'raiinedent of
Etlucationi, the said Staito Su
perOinItendent't, is herebl:y empo0w
t'retd to tako(1~tdl u hameasu ros as,
ce''ssar'y to(I eforce ('e fit iiIhaful per'
said school Comminissionler'.
SEc. 47. Th'le School Comnmis
51ioner of' the Coounty3 of Charaleston
shall hav'o juriisdi't iona 0only over
thela sc hools, ad :all edu1cahtonal in
tcl'est, (out sido of the corporato limr
its of t,bo City of'CharIllesiton.
Sac. 48. T[hat at th Itoixt rogulua'
ml'uni('ipal olectioni in the city of'
Charilestoni, anud att (overy3 reCgular
mun11icipal t(loOtionl hld hereafte,
one School Comisslai5Honer shalIl bo
elete-d by3 thec legal votos of1 ealch
ward'~, whloshal11Cl ctinuie in office un
til his successor' is oleoed and quaali
fietd. Thea School Comirssionoers
so elected shall conistit.uto (18ohool
Hloard, and1( 14,b'ey may assomfllblo at
nv limo andi Slect n Chnirman.
and clork, and Superintencet itr,
said City Schools, Whoe40 te'Im kt
01l1Ce and duti60s an11d c!OInj)ptj,ti
a11111 b0 prcibed by oaid Boar.f
but his torm of oflico shall not e.Y
ecod that of tho loard oleetinl'..g
him. Tho duties of, the1 Bloar'l
af'iPresaid ishall bo tho samo a
those of' tho Board of SchootT-ru1-A
toes, For1 thle soverl School I)i!.
tricts, in adjitionl to whidl, they
sl4.41, on or heCofoe 11t first'slv .f,
0,1-1or, Forward Io Ilho Stkio 8;1
perintenldvlt of E lueatil IIn) fill
mexvi rpomr ofall matte1rs1 (c0on
vected wit h t ilo school iunt er'A f 4f
t ho eity ofC har-leston, a aII r 11Pe r,%.
q1u8Iire-Od 'f VIaVch COtyt) SVIo ton010
mtli"sioner. T h'lly sh IIlI alwi' hillv,.
power toly mirld caul-se to ho .
I1-vtod, aIs oth'er taxes are, 4 stim
1lot io oxvoed onlo anid Ofto hal01
mills onl thle d1ollarl onl all tAxab.
properly ill .(it-y ot' oharle
(on4, 111141 tile lollev 8 00mo 0(41.1
shall be placed ill Ihe City reP,a
ur , sub ll'l e to ilti orTier '' Wt 11
city lanta of' School Co'mmis.4
i o 1 .-r,s.I
S!:C. .19. A n annual ilmweln."l (f
O.clh Svhool Dist-ict Miall bi hell
(n the ht-4t Tu 11 rsdiay inl Jiune, of,
VIaVIh yearl, a. 12 o'clock M.n,otivo
of (lhe Iilm, :and plavo being,givenl
by tihe Clerk of ,he lh>ard of Tr
teesi, by posting writton or printe.
notlet-4 in) thlr-ee puiblic ilavem (it
the District, at. least ton days hm
Coro thle mlieeting-. Spec-Ii mo
i00 11 I1i0 1 1 10c;a d 113-1 -
nigs may1 be called0( hyg tihe
a11rd o '1'r sitee.s, or I-y 1fmji
ritv 4)1 h . I-gal vol.er-s of tihe,
dlistriet ; but notice of,41uch special
meetinhg, '~statinIg the 14'pupoe for'
whicb It. is called, shall be' lost<tl
i at alast Litic t pulic phap1's with
inl theo )istriet, tol days fir-eviol4
t ) th1e tim11o of'such ieet ing. An.
ilo businvs-; shall bt! neted'upont :at
any pial meeting no0t 44)4 0 sci.
in Said notic .
SEC. 50. The OllOWing p)rso'4
halbe V1n1ithNd to VOOti t lAI1V
District In1eeing viz
All porsons posmossing thoquall
ification of' olectors', as dofind by
t11e ConstUitt lioll t thisSi att, fm i
who shl! I ble residen 4 of' I,io Dis.
tiet. alt (th timlo f11 ol trfig to
vote at, Raid Ineoting. -)
SEC. 51. The inh1abitantst'uali
1ied to vo.0to lit 4a r114l mneetit,.,,
lawfl'y3 assembl [led s:alli hykOpG.
1st. 'T'o appoint a ClairmtiAn to
presido oveSaid m1etiifg. t
2d. To adjournt h-rlinhe to)
:Id. to chooso a Clerk, who.14.a11411
possess ( ie oIlalifiention ol, it votor.
-lith. To raiso by tax inl a1(itionl
to tho am41oun4t a111O W41 by IlO
Stat,o to t heir, 1-st, t it'l (b itit - h 1
tillills of' Ilmney as tiey% inay deelri
proper fi he su )1,p rt I )Ipuliv.
Bollools, Haiul not, to H)nhobnore
tha ltie dollars o1 6r every c l hilit
in Ihlo District, hetwven th6'ag"
of six and sixiceil, aim istcfidil
by Ihm I'la mil Illurat 4ion ;Sakid in
to be coillevtod h1v 4tho Conllty
Tres411r-0', and to i1o IIh by hiim
subject to the ordcr ' thile r
tees, Counterssigled by tiht) co.Q l
ty School ComI:n448iioner;,such]
oit.her for' the paiy of' tea4cher1"t 81u1.
my 3, (or .4 to 4 4i44-48se or4 1lau t-,4
for' school 11044es ;4 to)build; h4i'lo 4r
14purchaso) such school04h<4is'; to,
keep .hem44 inI repa)4ir, am444 furn'Iish
te am414 wi th4 4'e'e'S'4ry' fuel andi
appendages~~(' ; ore4 to furni,isti b1lac.
board'is, out11 lno1 ma411) and44 appara-'41
4.us for' illut.ra'4ting.. t.lo pr4iIBciles4
of 8(1ience, 4or to dItish'go- anly
debts~ or liahilities lawfully i,,
e 5th. To giv such401 . directi1 and~044
mnako suchl prov01isionsH as ngy) bie
deeme nee04 4 (('8ary'), inlP4 relation4 to
the1 prosoention 4'4I'f444 or defece )ian
suit or04 proc04eed3ing in wh Iiel th~e
D istrict may43 be ai part'fy. 'd
6th. To4 au4thlorize the1 IM-ll'l of
or4 ren'1t the4 81am14; to seoll anysehol44ol
houe1so 84i4, 01r othe (i0'pr4operty be.O
gling(4 1140he 1istr.4iet, whVn the4
same44. shal no4144 lotngerP be 44 '4d.1u4l
for th 1use444 of' 11istrict.t
711h. 'Io alter41 4)r repea('l thieji pro'4
co(din)g$, froml 11im1( to Iinie', 4as 4)4
(441ion1 may1 ro'p4:e, and4144 to t' 414ny
oioer 1434 8 busnes contempla111 i.
Sr.0. 5 1. T1hat an4 Ac(t enftLIed
"'An A ct. to establ1ijsh and4 mlaIi
Sch0ool for tho Statet of1 South1
Carolina,4)1' "I~44 ppoed4 I'ebruary1 4'pili h41.
1870, he gul~ 11t he1samo is~ butb
take(4 ('11ect from4' its passa4''
A i1roved~ 4.ho (;thI of' Mared,4 A.
youl nauIIghI t)' ' WVhat 'Woiu
you1 hav'o hoon without31 y'ode' ki4n4
fatheroi and( mot01.1or ?"' "1 &'poah I'd
hafve boon an orphanIlf, sir."'
A kind44 thou)4ght s. 1nf1mfi *f ia1r,.
a kind word is encouIragingsand a
kind deed is$ at ?.11 timos4i aA.'le>'
Therei' is onIly 4on4 go'?.t6g4bsti
ito for' theo (ndeamen 4.t'C4 .~~ a1 sis
te,an ha s h e g'in~rts <