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An Act to Authorize the Town of Asheville, in Buncombe County, to Levy Taxes for the Support of Graded Public Schools.

1879 Public Laws: Chapter 164

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1879 - Pages 314-315.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That upon the petition of at least one hundred respectable citizens, being freeholders in the town of Asheville, in the county of Buncombe, praying that an annual tax be levied therein for the support of one or more graded schools in such town, it shall be the duty of the board of commissioners in and for said county of Buncombe to order and direct that the question whether such tax shall be levied be submitted to the qualified voters of such town at the different election places therein, as prescribed in Battle's Revisal, section fifty, chapter sixty-eight.

Sec. 2. That at said election those who favor the proposition to levy said tax shall vote a ballot with the word "tax," and those who oppose shall vote a ballot with the words "no tax" printed or plainly written thereon, and in case a majority of the qualified voters at said election shall vote for said tax the same shall be levied and appropriated in said town in the manner prescribed by law for the levy and appropriation of other school funds: Provided, that the taxes so levied and collected shall not exceed one-tenth of one per cent, on the value of property, and thirty cents on the poll.

Sec. 3. That the qualified principal of such graded school, and any other teachers therein, shall not be subject to the restrictions and limitations of salary as are imposed by section fifty-one, chapter sixty-eight, Battle's Revisal, but may be employed and paid such salary as the town school committee may deem just and reasonable.

Sec. 4. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 10th day of March, A.D. 1879.

Thomas J. Jarvis, Governor
John M. Moring, Speaker of the House of Representatives
James L. Robinson, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 19th, 1879.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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