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An Act to Provide for Better Schools in Certain School Districts in the Counties of Surry and Stokes.

1885 Public Laws: Chapter 353

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1885 - Pages 613-614.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That when it shall appear to the committee of any school district lying between the Pilot Mountain and Stony Ridge in the county of Surry, and the Little Yadkin River in the county of Stokes, that the school fund allotted to their district any year is insufficient to maintain a school for a term of reasonable length, may agree in writing with the committee of a district adjoining either in the same county or in the adjoining county, and jointly maintain a school for the children of the two districts, which school shall be taught at such time and place as the committees of the two districts may agree, and after such agreement in writing as to the time and place of teaching such school, the two committees shall be the committee of such joint school till the expiration of the term.

Sec. 2. That the school fund allotted to the two districts that year shall, if necessary, be expended in the maintenance of such school, but if it is not desired to expend the whole fund, then the same fraction of the two funds allotted to each that year shall be expended.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the teacher teaching such school to keep a record for the two districts separate, and to make separate reports for the districts to the superintendents of the two counties respectively, and the order for the amount to be paid by each district for the maintenance of such school shall be signed by the committee of that district respectively.

Sec. 4. That it shall be sufficient if the teacher teaching such school shall have a certificate from the superintendent of one of the counties concerned, but he shall note on his report to the, county superintendent from whom he has no certificate the fact that he has a certificate from the superintendent of the adjoining county.

Sec. 5. That in case it shall be desirable that the children of any family or families in any district in said territory attend a school in an adjoining district the committee of the district in which such children reside may make an agreement with the committee of such adjoining district in the adjoining county, or in the same county, for the children of such family or families to attend the school of such adjoining district, for which attendance the committee of the district in which said children shall reside shall contribute to the maintenance of such school by giving an order to the teacher of such school for the amount which the children of such family or families drew in the apportionment of the school fund of that county that year, which shall be paid by the treasurer as other orders for school purposes are paid, which amount shall be determined by reference to the census report of the committee for that year, and the order shall be accompanied with a report of the term as in other cases in which orders are given for teaching.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall apply only to the territory herein described.

Sec. 7. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

In the General Assembly read three times, and ratified this the 11th day of March, A.D. 1885.

Alfred M. Scales, Governor
Charles M. Stedman, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Thomas M. Holt, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 18th, 1885.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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