1) Because of their oath of office …
Article III. SECTION 26. Oath of office.
Members of the General Assembly, and all officers, before they enter upon the duties of their respective offices, and all members of the bar, before they enter upon the practice of their profession, shall take and subscribe the following oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am duly qualified, according to the Constitution of this State, to exercise the duties of the office to which I have been elected, (or appointed), and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge the duties thereof, and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States. So help me God."
(1954 (48) 1852; 1955 (49) 23.)Take note: "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States. So help me God."
It appears the school board constantly tries to find statutory loop holes or technicality in our law. This does not match up to "preserving or protecting" our State Constitution.
2) By not allowing the State of South Carolina to perform THEIR constitutional duty of providing for the maintenance and building of Pickens County Schools …
Article XI SECTION 3.
System of free public schools and other public institutions of learning.
The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a system of free public schools open to all children in the State and shall establish, organize and support such other public institutions of learning, as may be desirable.
(1972 (57) 3193; 1973 (58) 44.)This unequivocally states that it is the responsibility of the State Of South Carolina to PROVIDE ALL MONIES for every school, in every aspect, in every school district in the State of South Carolina. It is the responsibility of the State of South Carolina to provide for the education. If the State DOES NOT provide the appropriate maintenance then our schools will lose accreditation.