Article 1 General Provisions
Article 3 Examinations and Teachers’ Certificates
Article 4 American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence Act
Article 5 Employment and Dismissal
Article 7 Remedy for Discrimination Against Teachers

Terms Used In South Carolina Code > Title 59 > Chapter 25 - Teachers

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Authority: means the South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office within the South Carolina Office of Resilience. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conservation easement: means an interest in real property as defined in Chapter 8, Title 27, the South Carolina Conservation Easement Act of 1991. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Eligible fund recipient: means :

    (a) the State of South Carolina and any agency, commission, or instrumentality of the State;

    (b) local governments of the State and any agency, commission, or instrumentality of the local government; and

    (c) land trusts operating within the State accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance that provides independent verification that land trusts meet the high standards of land conservation, stewardship, and nonprofit management in the nationally recognized Land Trust Standards and Practices. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fund: means the Disaster Relief and Resilience Reserve Fund. See South Carolina Code 48-62-10
  • Fund: means the South Carolina Resilience Revolving Fund. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Loan: means a loan from the authority to an eligible fund recipient for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the cost of a project. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Loan agreement: means a written agreement between the authority and a project sponsor with respect to a loan. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Local government: means any county, city, town, municipal corporation, authority, district, commission, or political subdivision created by the General Assembly or established pursuant to the laws of this State. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the South Carolina Office of Resilience. See South Carolina Code 48-62-10
  • Office: means the South Carolina Office of Resilience. See South Carolina Code 48-62-310
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.