Fayette County Schools

Source: [Title, See Below], [Georgia Legislative Documents], [Georgia Department of Archives and History],
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ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN
MILLEDGEVILLE, AT A BI-ENNIAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY,
FEBRUARY & MARCH, 1855-'56. COMPILED, AND NOTES ADDED, By JOHN W. DUNCAN.
PART II.---LOCAL AND PRIVATE LAWS.
TITLE I. ACADEMIES, COLLEGES, FREE SCHOOLS, TEACHERS OF POOR, &c.
OGLETHORPE MEDICAL COLLEGE.
ACADEMIES AND ASYLUMS.
TEACHERS OF POOR CHILDREN.

1855 Vol. 1 -- Page: 303

Sequential Number: 250
Law Number: No. 249.

Full Title: An act to authorise the Ordinaries of certain Counties therein mentioned, to pay arrearages due teachers of poor children for certain years therein mentioned.

WHEREAS, John B. Griffin, a teacher of poor children in Whitfield county, in the year 1854, did not render in his account for said year, within the time prescribed by law, and whereas certain poor children taught by said Griffin, were not returned as such, owing to the default of the persons appointed for that purpose, and whereas there is a fund in the hands of the Ordinary of said county, not otherwise due, and cannot be used for lack of authority,

1. Sec. I. Be it enacted, &c., That the Ordinary of the county of Whitfield be and he is hereby authorised and required to pay out of any and all funds in his hands not appropriated and due by law to other purposes, the sum of forty dollars to John B Griffin, and the sum of one hundred and thirty two dollars and seventy cents out of

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any such money to Hamilton Goode for teaching poor children of said county not returned as required by law.

2. Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Lincoln county be authorised to pay all accounts that he may be satisfied are just and right, of teachers of poor children in said county in the year 1854; Provided, there be a sufficient surplus poor school fund in his hands for that purpose, after paying teachers of poor children for the year 1855.

3. Sec. III. And be it further enacted, That it be the duty of the Ordinary of Fulton county, to pay all teachers of poor children residing on that portion of the territory of DeKalb county now composing Fulton county, whose accounts have not been paid in consequence of their accounts not having been presented by the the term limited by law; provided, that said teachers shall not receive more cents in the dollar on their accounts than they would have been entitled to, if said accounts had been handed in in time.

4. Sec. IV. And be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Butts county be authorised to pay the account of Juda Bond for teaching poor children in the year 1855 in said county.

5. Sec. V. Be it further enacted, that the Ordinary of Hall county be required to pay the teachers of poor children of said county, for the years 1854 and 1855, who were not returned according to law,

6. Sec. VI. And be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Worth county be authorised to pay John Pitner for teaching poor children in the year 1855.

7. Sec. VII. Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Gordon county be authorised to pay to William J. Gartrell seventy-six dollars for the year 1854 and 1855, for teaching poor children of said county.

8. Sec. VIII. And be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Murray county be authorised to pay Francis W Connalee for teaching poor children in 1854.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Catoosa county be authorised to pay all accounts presented to him for teaching the poor; provided, he shall not pay it or them out of the "Poor School Fund."

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Early county be required to pay W. L. Harris seventy-three dollars, for the year 1849.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Habersham county pay the accounts of teachers of poor children, not returned for the years 1854 and 1855.

9. SEC. IX. Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Heard county be required to pay William Ely for teaching poor children in the year 1854.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Walton county pay O. W N. [Illegible Text], $14 94, for teaching poor children of said county in 1855.

10. Sec. X. Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Newton
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county pay to Nancy Stanton thirty-three dollars and seventy-five cents; also, pay to Samuel P. Henry forty-four dollars and eighty-five cents, for teaching poor children in the year 1855.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Fayette county be authorised to pay James R. Robinson $9.85 for teaching poor children in the year 1854.

11. Sec. XI. Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Walton county be authorised to pay William H. Hill twenty-one dollars for teaching poor children in the year 1855 -- omitted to be returned.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Merriwether county be authorised to pay all arrearages due the teachers of poor children for that county for the years 1852, '53, '54, '55.

Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Butts county be and he is hereby authorized to pay the account of J L W McElroy of said county for the year 1854, and also the accounts of Miss Penelope Foster, for the years 1852 and 1855, after said accounts are satisfactorily proved to said Ordinary that they are for teaching poor children in said county, said accounts to be paid out of any funds on hand for said years, or any
surplus poor school funds in said county.


12. Sec. XII. Be it further enacted, That the Ordinary of Clarke county, be authorised and he is hereby required to pay William G. Barnett, a teacher of poor children in said county, the sum of twelve dollars for teaching a poor child, who was through oversight or mistake, not placed on the poor school list in the year 1854.

13. Sec. XIII. Be it further enacted, That the School Commissioner in the county of Elbert be and he is hereby authorised to pay out any monies in his hands for poor school purposes not otherwise appropriated to the teachers of poor children taught by them for the years 1852, 1853, '54, '55 and upon said teachers producing satisfactory evidence to said commissioner that they have taught said children, and that they have not been returned by the Grand Jury as entitled under the poor school law now in force, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approval Date: APPROVED, March 6th, 1856.


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