Current Status Bill Number:
3863Ratification Number: 66Act Number: 189Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950323Primary Sponsor: BeattyAll Sponsors: Beatty, Walker, Lanford, Littlejohn, Allison and DavenportDrafted Document Number: BBM\9934JM.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950405Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19950426Subject: Spartanburg County Education Board
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ ------ 19950426 Act No. A189 ------ 19950426 Signed by Governor ------ 19950420 Ratified R66 Senate 19950405 Read third time, enrolled for ratification Senate 19950404 Read second time, ordered to receive third reading on Wednesday, 19950405 Senate 19950330 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference House 19950329 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19950328 Read second time House 19950323 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A189, R66, H3863)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FISCAL AUTONOMY OF THE SEVEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE OPERATIONAL BUDGET OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY; TO PROVIDE FOR THE COUNTY BOARD'S MEETINGS; AND TO REPEAL ACT 610 OF 1994, RELATING TO THE ABOLITION OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Boards of trustees vested with fiscal autonomy
SECTION 1. Each of the seven boards of trustees of the school districts within Spartanburg County are vested and allocated with total fiscal autonomy.
Powers of County Board of Education; etc.
SECTION 2. The County Board of Education of Spartanburg County is empowered to:
(A) ensure that the minimum foundation program money is distributed to the seven Spartanburg County school districts on a fair and equitable basis, based on the prevailing funding formula utilized during the 1993-94 school year for the distribution of minimum foundation funds;
(B) ensure that for school districts within the county to receive funds from the minimum foundation program they must maintain a common teacher salary schedule throughout the seven school districts of the county;
(C) employ a secretary to the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County for the purpose of performing the administrative functions of the board. If a secretary of the board is employed, the secretary's office must be maintained within the space provided free of charge by one of the seven local school districts. The secretary's salary must be derived and paid from the county board's operational budget.
All other powers, if any, formerly possessed by the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County are devolved, and otherwise allocated, upon the seven boards of trustees of the local districts of Spartanburg County.
Budget for County Board of Education
SECTION 3. The operational budget for the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County must be derived from the minimum foundation funds and shall not exceed one-half of one percent of the previous year's total minimum foundation funds for the county.
Meetings of County Board of Education
SECTION 4. The County Board of Education of Spartanburg County shall conduct its meetings in a place that must be provided by one of the seven local school districts of the county.
Sale of assets; distribution of proceeds; etc.
SECTION 5. All assets of the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County must be sold and the proceeds from the sale of assets must be distributed equally to the local seven school districts based upon an average daily attendance in each of the seven school districts in Spartanburg County. The sale and distribution must be accomplished expeditiously. In no event shall the sale and distribution of the proceeds occur twelve months later than the effective date of this act unless otherwise approved by the Spartanburg County Legislative Delegation. The sale of the assets must be conducted by the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County in accordance with the procedures prescribed by current state law and the South Carolina Consolidated Procurement Code.
SECTION 6. Act 610 of 1994 is repealed.
SECTION 7. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 26th day of April, 1995.