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An Act in Relation to Teaching in the Free Public Schools of the State by Beneficiary Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy.

December 21, 1894

Acts and Joint Resolutions of the General Assembly of South Carolina 1894, Pages 796-797.

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 from and after the passage of this Act every beneficiary cadet of the South Carolina Military Academy, upon reporting for duty and matriculating, shall file with the Superintendent of said Academy a bond payable to the said Academy in a penal sum sufficient to cover the maintenance and education that may be expended in his behalf, and conditioned for the faithful performance by said cadet of his matriculation agreement to teach for two years after graduation in the free public schools of this State as provided by law; and if honorably discharged before the completion of his course, then to teach for a period of time proportioned to the time he has been in the Academy. And unless the said cadet shall fulfill his said obligation as aforesaid he shall be deemed to have violated his contract, and authority is hereby given to the said Academy to proceed by law for the collection on said bond of such amount as may be necessary to cover so much of the maintenance and education of said cadet as may be proportionately due from his failure to teach the whole or any part of the time agreed as aforesaid. And neither the infancy of the cadet executing such bond nor the Statute of Limitation shall be permitted to be plead in bar of the recovery of said debt: Provided, That the Board of Visitors of the said Academy may, in their discretion, permit a beneficiary cadet to fulfill his obligation by
teaching in any of the public schools or colleges of the State in which his services may be sought in like manner and under the same conditions as if he taught in the free public schools.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the Board of Visitors to report to the State Superintendent of Education, at least one month before the expected graduation of any beneficiary cadet, and within one month after the honorable discharge of a beneficiary cadet before graduation, the names or name of such cadets, and the Superintendent shall inform the Trustees of the free public schools throughout the State of the opportunity of securing teachers therefor, and shall assign such beneficiary graduates or under-graduates to such schools as in his judgment the interest of the State may require, preference being given in all cases to the schools in the County from which any beneficiary may have been appointed.

Sec. 3. If in one month after the opening of the ensuing school year a graduate or under-graduate receives no assignment to a school, the Superintendent may issue to such graduate or under-graduate a certificate releasing him from his obligation to teach in the public schools. Upon satisfactory proof made to the State Superintendent of Education by any beneficiary graduate or under-gradute that he has fulfilled his matriculation agreement by teaching, as required, in the public schools, the said Superintendent shall grant to graduate or under-graduate a certificate, under the seal of the State, to the that effect. Upon presentation of such certificate, or either of them, to the Superintendent of the State Military Academy, he shall cancel and deliver to such beneficiary graduate or under-graduate the bond herein required.

Sec. 4. That all Acts and parts of Acts heretofore passed that are inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved: December 21st, A.D. 1894.

John Gary Evans, Governor.
W.H. Timmerman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate.
Ira B. Jones, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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