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An Act Empowering the Board of Education for Davidson County to Establish a Teachers' Institute or Normal School.

1873-74 Private Laws: Chapter LXXV

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1873-74 - Pages 386-387.

Section 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That the board of education for Davidson County shall appoint the board of examiners of said county to open and establish on the second Monday in August in each and every year at the court honse, in the town of Lexington, a teachers' institute or normal school for the term of twenty-five school days, for the purpose of instructing the public school teachers, and all those who expect to engage, for the next ensuing year, in teaching, free of all charge or tuition: Provided, That teachers representing different colors shall be instructed in different departments, and at the end of said term after a careful and thorough examination it shall be the duty of said board of examiners to give a certificate by grade as is now provided by law to all those who have attended said school and are possessed of a good moral character and mentally qualified to teach in any of the public schools of said county for the next ensuing year from the end of the term aforesaid: Provided, further, The board of examiners in conjunction with the board of education as aforesaid shall prescribe all rules and regulations to govern the said school not repugnant to the now existing school law; and it shall be the duty of the examiners to invite suitable and efficient persons to address the said school free of charge at least twice a week, during the same upon the subject of education and other mental and moral training; and at the close of the term it shall be the duty of the chairman of the board of examiners to read out publicly the certificates granted to successful applicants and their grades.

Sec. 2. That the said board of examiners shall receive for their services the sum of one hundred dollars and no more to be paid out of the general school fund of the county by the county treasurer on the warrant of the chairman of the board of education of said county and countersigned by the secretary of said board.

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified this 11th day of February, A.D. 1874.

Tod R. Caldwell, Governor
James L. Robinson, Speaker of the House of Representatives
Charles H. Brogden, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, March 5th, 1874.

I, William H. Howerton, Secretary of State, hereby
certify that the foregoing are true copies of the original
acts and resolutions on file in this office.

William H. Howerton,
Secretary of State.

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