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An Act to Create and Establish a Free School District at the County Line Between the Counties of Guilford and Forsyth.

1889 Public Laws: Chapter 310

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 317-318.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That a free school district is hereby created at the county line between the counties of Guilford and Forsyth, to be composed of a part of Dover and Oak Ridge free school districts in Guilford County, and a part of Kernersville and Pine Grove free school districts in Forsyth County, under the name of "County Line Free School District." The said school district shall be governed by the same laws, rules and regulations as other free school districts in the State: Provided, the sum apportioned to the said school district by the two counties (a portion of which is embraced in the district) shall all be paid to the county treasurer of Guilford County, who shall become the treasurer of the said school district. The limits of said school district shall be as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point in the Danville Road in Guilford County above and near Hartwell Johnson's house, thence west to Beleu's Creek; thence up said creek to the northwest corner of H. C. Edwards' plantation; thence south to the Greensboro Road; thence down said road to the eastern line of the Ballard plantation on said road; thence north to Reedy Fork Creek; thence down said creek to Elizabeth Starbuck's bridge; thence north to Beaver Creek; thence up said creek to a creek running through E. A. Beeson's plantation; thence up said branch to the beginning.

Sec. 2. O. L. Pegg, H. C. Edwards and R. A. Blaylock are hereby appointed and constituted a school committee. The said committee shall hold their office until their successors are elected and qualified: Provided, the county board of education of Forsyth County shall elect one school committeeman out of the residents of the school district that live in Forsyth County, and that the county board of education of Guilford County shall elect two school committeemen out of the residents of the school district that live in Guilford County. The majority of the committee shall not be from the same county two terms in succession, but the majority of said committee shall alternate between the two counties. It shall be the duty of said committee to make a true and correct report of all the children of school age within that part of the district which lies in Forsyth County, to be forwarded to the county board of education for Forsyth County, and in like manner said committee shall make a true and correct report of the children of school age within that part of the district lying in Guilford County and forward at the same time to the county board of education for Guilford County.

Sec. 3. That all children of school age within that part of said free school district lying in Forsyth County shall receive their pro rata share of the public school fund of said county, which, upon being paid into the treasury of Forsyth County, shall be forwarded by the treasurer of said county to the treasurer of Guilford County, who shall receipt for same and place to the credit of said "County Line Free School District," to be paid by said treasurer (together with the amount apportioned to that part of the district lying in Guilford County) to the teacher employed to teach the school in said district: Provided, however, the treasurer of Guilford County shall receive no compensation whatever for receiving or paying out the amount of money received for the above school district from the treasurer of Forsyth County.

Sec. 4. That the teacher employed to teach school at any time in said district shall have a certificate from the superintendent of public instruction of either Guilford or Forsyth County, as the committee of said district may elect; but nothing herein contained shall compel any such teacher to stand an examination in both counties in order to teach the same term of school.

Sec. 5. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th day of March, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

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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