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An Act to Incorporate the Tarboro School Board.

1891 Public Laws: Chapter 562

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Page 615.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That W. S. Clark, S. S. Nash, O. C. Farror, N. M. Lawrence, M. L. Hussey, Thomas Ruffin, F. S. Royster, David Lichtenstein, Henry Morris, S. E. Speight, George Mathewson and Victor E. Howard, their associates and successors, are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Tarboro School Board," and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, acquire by gift, purchase or devise, real and personal estate, and hold, exchange or sell the same, and to do all acts necessary for its perpetual succession, the maintenance of the graded school in Tarboro for white, and the graded school in Princeville for colored children, and the supervision of the public schools in district number one in Edgecombe County, and to that end may pass such by-laws and make such rules and regulations as to the number of corporators, the officers and their duties, the mode of filling vacancies, the care and disbursement of funds, and all other necessary matters as may not be inconsistent with the constitution of the state or the United States.

Sec. 2. That all the powers, duties and privileges now devolved upon the school committeemen of said district shall be exercised by said "The Tarboro School Board," and all funds now in hand, or that hereafter may be collected, for public schools in said district shall be paid over to said "board," and the appointment, removal, compensation and general control of the teachers shall be regulated by it.

Sec. 3. The said board may deposit its funds with the Pamlico Insurance and Banking Company with a guarantee of safe-keeping from its directory, or with any treasurer whom it may appoint on giving a justified bond with at least two good sureties, and under its powers may make all necessary rules as to payments and vouchers.

Sec. 4. The corporation shall have a seal, and all deeds made by the corporation shall be signed by the president and secretary and have the corporate seal affixed. All other contracts shall be entered into and be executed as the corporation may prescribe.

Sec. 5. All funds arising from taxation shall be expended as shall be just to both races and all the schools in the district. Donations to the corporation shall be expended as directed by the donors.

Sec. 6. The school reports required by law shall be regularly made to the county superintendent and duplicate thereof filed with the corporation.

Sec. 7. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th day of March, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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