Current Status BillNumber: 2862 Ratification Number: 216 Act Number: 226 Introducing Body: House Subject: Appropriations for Calhoun County schoolsView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A226, R216, S2862)
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE LEVY OF TAXES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1981-82 FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CALHOUN COUNTY, THE ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND THE L. MARION GRESSETTE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE EXPENDITURE THEREOF; AND TO AUTHORIZE THE TREASURER OF CALHOUN COUNTY TO BORROW FUNDS IN ANTICIPATION OF TAXES TO BE USED AS THE CALHOUN COUNTY SHARE OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Appropriations for Calhoun County schools
SECTION 1. The following appropriations are hereby authorized for the fiscal year July 1, 1981, to June 30, 1982, for the operation of the public schools in Calhoun County:
Instruction $ 55,902
Primary Program 439,726
Elementary Program 506,442
High School Program 547,137
Vocational Program 190,067
Special Account (Substitute Salaries) 32,200
Total, General Instruction $ 1,771,474
Educable Mentally Handicapped Program $ 151,699
Trainable Mentally Handicapped Program 51,431
Orthopedically Handicapped Program 500
Visually Handicapped Program 500
Speech Handicapped Program 50,902
Learning Disabilities Program 18,357
Emotionally Handicapped Program 25,121
Homebound Program 2,450
Total, Exceptional Programs $ 300,960
Gifted and Talented $ 6,825
Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Eng 2,100
Reading is Fundamental Program 0
Parenting Program 1,200
Professional Personnel Improvement Program 0
Adult Literacy Program 10,828
Total, Special Programs $ 20,953
TOTAL INSTRUCTION $ 2,093,387
Attendance and Social Work $ 550
Guidance and Testing 63,645
Health Services 7,869
Psychology Services 10,000
Total, Pupil Services $ 82,064
Instructional Staff Services
Improvement of Instruction $ 3,425
Educational Media 117,110
Supervision of Special Programs 17,131
Total, Instructional Staff Services 137,666
General Administration Services
Board of Education 59,665
Office of Superintendent 91,942
School Administration 211,910
Total, General Administration Services 363,517
Finance and Operations Services
Fiscal Services $ 42,117
Operation and Maintenance Plant Services 469,560
Pupil Transportation 13,329
Total, Finance and Operations Services $ 525,006
Central Support Services
Information Services $ 16,191
Data Processing Services 9,000
Total, Central Support Services $ 25,191
TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES $ 1,133,444
COVEC $ 180,000
L. Marion Gressette Center 17,769
Food Service Fund 0
Contingency Reserve 40,000
TOTAL NONPROGRAMMED CHARGES $ 237,769
TOTAL GENERAL OPERATING BUDGET $ 3,464,600
OPERATION OF CALHOUN COUNTY
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION $ 87,835
TOTAL BUDGET $ 3,552,435
Except as provided in this act, the appropriations authorized in this section shall be expended in accordance with the budget for Calhoun County Schools approved May 18, 1981, by the Calhoun County District Board of Trustees.
Tax levy for operation of schools
SECTION 2. There shall be levied upon the taxable property of Calhoun County to provide for the operation of the public schools as hereinabove specified:
Seventy-three mills for the operation of the public schools in the county and the Calhoun County Department of Education. The district board of trustees is authorized and directed to provide educational supplies as it deems necessary for the continuation of state-supported programs for needy and underprivileged children in Calhoun County.
Expenditure of funds
SECTION 3. Such funds shall be expended upon a proper voucher duly processed through the office of the county treasurer as provided by law. No transferals from one item to another item or for any purpose other than specified in Section 1 shall be made without the approval of the county board of education.
SECTION 4. All disbursements shall be made by the county treasurer only for the specific purpose for which appropriated and if any funds collected by the county treasurer to meet the appropriations as set forth in Section 1 are not expended or used during the fiscal year 1981-82 such funds shall be carried over to the next fiscal year.
Superintendent and business manager to be bonded
SECTION 5. The Superintendent for schools in Calhoun County and the business manager shall be bonded in the amount of $50,000 each to be paid out of the contingency reserve fund and approved by the Board of Education.
Unused monies shall be transferred
SECTION 6. Any unused contingency fund monies and other surplus funds from the fiscal year 1980-81 shall be transferred to the 1981-82 contingency fund.
Treasurer authorized to borrow
SECTION 7. The county treasurer is hereby authorized to borrow an amount not exceeding one hundred sixteen thousand, five hundred dollars ($116,595) from the Division of General Services or any other lending agency at the lowest interest rate available to be used as Calhoun County's share of construction costs at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. The amount borrowed shall be evidenced by notes to be executed by the county treasurer. The interest shall be paid annually and the principal shall be paid in not exceeding five equal, annual installments with the right to anticipate payment thereof at any annual interest paying period.
The county auditor shall levy, and the county treasurer shall collect, an annual tax upon all of the taxable property of the county sufficient to retire the loan and the interest due thereon, and the entire proceeds of such levy shall be applied to the payment of the notes, inclusive of ninety-five interest, in full, at which time the levy provided therein shall be terminated. In the event the county may receive or have on hand any funds not otherwise pledged or designated for a particular use, such funds may be used for payment of the loan and interest thereon. Should the monies be borrowed from the Division of General Services and should there be default in payment, the State Treasurer is directed to withhold any funds accruing to the county and to transmit such funds to the Division of General Services. The full faith, credit and taxing power of the Calhoun County School District are irrevocably pledged for payment of the loan.
SECTION 8. In addition there shall be levied upon the taxable property of Calhoun County for the purposes hereinafter specified:
Four mills for construction costs and operating expenses of Orangeburg-Calhoun County Technical College not exceeding $48,145 and the Calhoun County Mental Retardation Commission, including operating of the L. Marion Gressette Center, not exceeding $49,034; provided, however, that any unused funds may be carried over from fiscal year 1980-81 for use in the 1981-82 fiscal year.
One mill for the purpose of retiring the loan and interest due thereon pursuant to the authorization as set forth in Section 7 of this act.
SECTION 9. This act shall take effect July 1, 1981.
Approved the 16th day of July, 1981.