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An Act to Amend the Edenton Graded School Law.

1887 Public Laws: Chapter 381

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1887 - Pages 671-673.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That chapter seven of laws of North Carolina for one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, incorporating the Edenton Graded School, be amended as follows, viz.:

By inserting in section one in line eleven between the word "district" and the word "and" these words, viz.: "At all times when its expenses are provided for by public or voluntary funds or by both of said funds combined."

By striking out of section two in line eight the word "non-resident."

By adding at the end of section three these words, viz.: "Provided, that the failure of any trustee to act at three consecutive meetings of said board may be considered a resignation and shall constitute a sufficient cause for said board to declare his place vacant by a majority vote."

By striking out of section four in line sixteen the word "tenth," and by inserting instead thereof the word "eighth."

By inserting in section five, between the word "that" in line one and the word "said" in line one these words, viz.: "Whenever the public school funds apportioned to said school together with the voluntary funds secured for it shall be insufficient to maintain said school eight months a year, said board may adopt and collect under rules which it may order and publish before the beginning of each session such graded charges for the instruction of pupils as may be proper and necessary to maintain said school: Provided first, that the resident white children of school age of said district who are dependent upon the public funds for education shall be furnished with free scholarships for each session: And provided second, that if by accident or other cause any child or children so dependent are not so furnished, then the proper free scholarships shall be issued by said board upon applications setting forth the necessary facts; but every such case shall be liable to investigation, and if error or attempted fraud be shown, the board may withhold a free scholarship in any case at its discretion: And provided third, that a ratable proportion of the public funds and of voluntary funds received by said school shall be credited to offset charges made for the instruction of every resident child, as may be determined by dividing the whole amount of such funds received from all sources by the total number of resident white children included in the last previous census of said district."

By striking out of section seven in line two the word "June" and by inserting instead thereof the word "July," and by striking out of section seven all between the word "contributed" in line thirteen and the word "patrons" in line fifteen, and by inserting instead thereof these words, viz.: "Twelve dollars or more to the support of said school during the year, but not less than ten."

By adding at end of section eight these words, viz.: "But nothing in this Act shall be construed to exclude any white child of school age from the benefits of said school, or to hinder said board in any proper or legal action for the collection of any claim against any parent or guardian justly responsible for charge for the instruction of a child at said school."

Sec. 2. That all laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

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

In the general assembly read three times, and ratified this the 7th day of March, A.D. 1887.

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 Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 31st, 1887.

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

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.

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