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TO AMEND ACT 1627 OF 1972, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE DORCHESTER COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DORCHESTER COUNTY COUNCIL SHALL APPOINT ALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Sections 1 and 2 of Act 1627 of 1972, as last amended by Act 198 of 2005, are further amended to read:
"Section 1. There is created in Dorchester County the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center Board of Trustees, which must be a body politic and corporate, and which shall consist of seven members
(1) one member of the board must be appointed from each of the two school districts in Dorchester County by a majority of the board of trustees of the district from the membership of the board, and these two members must not be voting members but shall serve ex officio;
(2) five members must be appointed by a majority of the Dorchester County Legislative Delegation Council. All members of the board shall reside in Dorchester County, with each Dorchester school district being represented on the board.
Members serving on the board on the effective date of this act shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualify. Members shall serve for a term of three years and until their successors are appointed and qualify, except that of those initially appointed, the members appointed by the school districts shall serve for terms of two years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies on the board of trustees must be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the unexpired portion of the term only.
Section 2. As soon as possible after the approval of this act, the board shall organize by electing one of its members as chairman, one as vice chairman, and one as secretary. The chairmanship and vice chairmanship must rotate among the two school districts each two years and the chairman
always must be from reside in one of the districts and the vice chairman from must reside in one of the other districts. This organization shall provide that, in order to have a quorum at a meeting of the commission, at least four members of the board must be present, that each member present, including the chairman, shall have one vote and that the majority vote shall rule. Transcripts of the record of the organization must be filed with the secretary and administrative officer of the State Board of Education, with the county board of education of Dorchester County, and with the board of trustees of each of the school districts of Dorchester County."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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