Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 5210Ratification Number: 631Act Number: 610Primary Sponsor: LanfordType of Legislation: GBSubject: Spartanburg County school district trusteesDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19940602Computer Document Number: BBM/9222JM.94Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19940616Introduced Date: 19940512Date of Last Amendment: 19940526Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19940616Last History Type: Signed by GovernorScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: Lanford Walker Littlejohn Davenport Vaughn D. Wilder BeattyType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 5210 ------ 19950103 Act No. 610 5210 ------ 19940616 Signed by Governor 5210 ------ 19940602 Ratified R 631 5210 Senate 19940602 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 5210 Senate 19940601 Read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Thursday, June 2, 1994 5210 Senate 19940531 Introduced, read first time, placed on local and uncontested Calendar without reference 5210 House 19940527 Read third time, sent to Senate 5210 House 19940526 Amended, read second time, unanimous consent for third reading on Friday, May 27, 1994 5210 House 19940512 Introduced, read first time, placed on Calendar without referenceView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A610, R631, H5210)
AN ACT TO DEVOLVE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY UPON THE SEVEN BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF THE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY, AND ABOLISH THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION; TO ESTABLISH THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, PROVIDE FOR THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE'S MEMBERSHIP, CHAIRMAN, AND POWERS, DUTIES, AND FUNCTIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT EACH OF THE SEVEN BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY SHALL HAVE TOTAL FISCAL AUTONOMY; TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDING DERIVED FROM MINIMUM FOUNDATION MONIES MUST BE DISTRIBUTED ANNUALLY TO EACH OF THE SEVEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS BY THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PAYMENT PROCEDURES AS DIRECTED BY THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE; AND TO PROVIDE THAT ALL ASSETS OF THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST BE SOLD AND THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE MUST BE DISTRIBUTED EQUALLY BASED ON AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP IN EACH OF THE SEVEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Board of Education abolished; powers, duties devolved; Oversight Committee established; etc.
SECTION 1. All powers and duties of the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County are devolved upon the seven boards of trustees of the local school districts of Spartanburg County, and the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County is abolished.
There is established an oversight committee, known as the Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee, comprised of the chairperson of the board of trustees of each of the seven school districts of Spartanburg County, ex officio. The chairman of the oversight committee shall serve on a one-year rotational basis in accordance with rules as determined by the oversight committee. The superintendents of the seven school districts of the county also shall serve on the oversight committee, ex officio; provided, however, that the superintendent members of the oversight committee shall have no voting authority or power as members of the committee.
The primary function of the Spartanburg County Education Oversight Committee is to ensure that minimum foundation money is distributed on a fair and equitable basis, based on the prevailing funding formula utilized during the 1993-94 school year as stated in the rules of the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County. The oversight committee shall ensure a common teacher salary schedule throughout the seven school districts of the county and shall establish procedures to ensure that the integrity and uniqueness of the seven school districts shall be maintained.
Each of the seven boards of trustees of Spartanburg County shall have total fiscal autonomy. Funding derived from the minimum foundation monies must be distributed annually to each of the seven school districts by the Spartanburg County Treasurer's Office in accordance with the payment procedures as directed by the oversight committee.
All assets of the County Board of Education of Spartanburg County must be sold and the proceeds from the sale must be distributed equally based on average daily membership in each of the seven school districts in Spartanburg County.
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 16th day of June, 1994.