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An Act Empowering the County Courts of Orange and Alamance to Appoint Superintendents of Common Schools at Their Spring Term, 1851, and for Other Purposes.

1850-1851 Chapter XXXIII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1850-1851 - Pages 81-83.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for the court of pleas and quarter sessions for the county of Alamance, to be held on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in February, A. D., 1851, (a majority or eighteen justices being present) to appoint superintendents of common schools for said county; and that it shall and may be lawful for the court of pleas and quarter sessions for the county of Orange, to be held on the fourth Monday in February, A. D., 1951, (a majority or eighteen justices being present) to appoint superintendents of common schools for said county; and each of those respective boards shall, within thirty days from their appointment, select one of their number for a chairman of superintendents in said county.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, that as soon as the board of superintendents for the respective counties of Orange and Alamance shall have selected their chairman as aforesaid, and appointed school committee-men for the different school districts in their respective counties, they are hereby empowed to call on the chairman and board of superintendents for the original county of Orange, before its division, for the school monies in their hands; and said board, by its chairman, shall pay to the chairman of superintendents for each of the new counties of Orange and Alamance the amount to which each county shall be entitled according to the return of the census of 1850.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That in all future divisions of the school moneys, to be made after February,
1851, the amount to which the original county of Orange is entitled shall be paid to the chairman of superintendents of the new county of Orange and to the chairman of superintendents of the county of Alamance, according to the federal population of each.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That when the board of superintendents of the original county of Orange shall have settled with the boards of Orange and Alamance, according to the provisions of this Act, its duties and official existence shall cease.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the board of superintendents for the new county of Orange, and for the board of superintendents of the county of Alamance, to enlarge or otherwise change those school districts, in their respective counties, which have been divided by the new line dividing said counties, and also to move to more central locations the school houses in said districts: Provided, that the committee-men for that part of a divided district, lying in one county, may, and are hereby empowered to agree with the committee-men of the other part of said original district, lying in the other county, to employ a single teacher for both; in which case the original district shall not be changed, and shall be entitled to one half the sum allowed for each district for the new county of Orange, and to one half the sum allowed to each district for the county of Alamance.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That hereafter it shall be the duty of the said courts of pleas and quarter sessions of the counties of Orange and Alamance to appoint superintendents of common schools, in their respective counties, at the first courts which may be held in said counties after the first day of January, in each and every year.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified 28th January, 1851.

David S. Reid, Governor
James C. Dobbin, Speaker of the House of Commons
Weldon N. Edwards, Speaker of the Senate

Office of the Secretary of State, April, 1851.

I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

William Hill, Secretary of State



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