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An Act to Provide for the Payment of Claims of Teachers, for Services Rendered During the Fiscal Year Commencing November 1st, A.D. 1868, and Ending October 31st, A.D. 1869.

February 24, 1870

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1869-70, Pages 352-353.

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 the State Treasurer be, and he is hereby, authorized and instructed to pay, out of the funds appropriated for the support of free schools, for the fiscal year commencing November 1st, A. D. 1868, and ending October 31st, A. D. 1869, (consisting of fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, in addition to the amount raised by the capitation tax,) the claims of teachers, for services rendered during the year aforesaid, at the rate of five (5) cents per day for each scholar's actual attendance.

Sec. 2. That the claims aforesaid shall be made out on printed blanks to be prepared by the State Superintendent of Education, and furnished by him to the County School Commissioner of each of the several Counties of this State. He may also prepare and forward to the several County School Commissioners such printed instructions in regard to the said claims as he may deem necessary.

Sec. 3. That each and every claim of the nature aforesaid shall be sworn to and subscribed before a Magistrate or other officer legally qualified to administer oaths.

Sec. 4. That no such claim shall be paid until the same shall have been certified to as correct and just by the School Commissioner of the County in which the services were rendered, and audited by the State Superintendent of Education, who, if he approve the same, shall draw his order on the State Treasurer for the payment thereof, and shall take receipt for said order, in duplicate, one to be placed on file in his ofiice, and the other to be sent to the office of the Comptroller-General of this State.

Sec. 5. That all claims of teachers for services rendered during the year hereinbefore mentioned shall be forwarded to the office of State Superintendent of Education within ninety (90) days after the approval of this Act.

Sec. 6. That if any person shall make out or swear to a false or fraudulent claim of the nature hereinbefore described, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than twice the amount of such false or fraudulent claim, which fine shall be applied for the support of schools.

Sec. 7. That such sum as shall remain of the fund appropriated for the fiscal year commencing November 1st, A. D. 1868, and ending October 1st, A. D. 1869, for the support of free schools, after the payment of the claims described in this Act, shall be applied for the support of free schools for the fiscal year commencing November 1st, A. D. 1869.

D. T. CORBIN and CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY, Presidents of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

Approved: February 24, 1870



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