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An Act to Amend an Act Approved the 17th Day of February, A.D. 1897, Entitled "An Act to Provide the Pupils Attending the Free Public Schools with School Text Books at Actual Cost.

February 21, 1898

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1898, Pages 762-763.
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Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That an Act entitled "An Act to provide the pupils attending the free public schools with school text books at actual cost," approved February 17th, A. D. 1897, be, and the same is hereby, amended in Section 1, line 4, by striking out the word "empowered" and by substituting in lieu thereof the word "required," so that said section, when amended, shall read as follows, viz.:

"Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, That the County Boards of Education of the several counties of this State be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to set aside from the public school funds of their respective counties an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars, for the purpose of providing the pupils attending the free public schools of their counties with school text books at actual cost or exchange prices."

Section 2. Said Act is hereby further amended, in Section 3, by adding to the end of said section the following, viz.: "and the places where said school text books are kept and sold shall be deemed depositories, under the control of the State, as provided in the seventh article, or provision, in the contract made in 1893 with the publishers of school text books," so that said section, when so amended, shall read as follows, viz.:

"Section 3. That the amount so set aside by the County Board of Education shall be and remain a permanent fund in the hands of the County Superintendent of Education, to be used in purchasing and keeping on hand school text books for sale to pupils attending the free public schools of his county, for cash, at actual cost or exchange prices, and to be used for no other purpose, and in no other manner; and the places where said school text books are kept and sold shall be deemed depositories, under the control of the State, as provided in the seventh article, or provision, in the contract made in 1893 with the publishers of school text books: Provided, That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the city of Sumter: Provided, That in the Counties of Beaufort, Charleston, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Georgetown, Marlboro and Richland the County Boards of Education are hereby authorized and empowered, but not required, to carry out the provisions of this Act."

Section 3. That in all schools and colleges within this State which are supported in whole or in part from the free school funds, it shall be unlawful to use any text book which has been condemned or disapproved by the State Board of Education.

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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