Q What is the definition of a “literacy program” as it relates to donation authority granted to supervisors in Section 19-5-93(p)?

A Whether a particular program fits within the parameters of Section 19-5-93’s definition of a “literacy program” (Section 21-19-65’s definition of a “literacy program” for municipalities) is a factual determination which must be made by the local governing authorities. Thus, if the governing authorities find, consistent with fact and spread upon the minutes, that a company provides a literacy program as contemplated by Section 19-5-93, then the county may provide county general funds to such a program. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Farese, March 4, 2016)