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An Act to Establish Graded Schools in the City of High Point.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 528

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 480-481.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That all the territory embraced within the corporate limits of the city of High Point, Guilford County, shall be and is hereby constituted "The High Point Graded School District" for white and colored children.

Sec. 2. The board of aldermen of the city of High Point are hereby required to submit to the qualified registered voters of said city whenever petitioned to do so by one-fourth of the qualified voters of said city the question "whether an annual tax shall be levied therein for the support of graded public schools for said district." Said tax not to exceed fifty cents on the one hundred dollars valuation and one dollar and fifty cents on the poll. Each voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words "For schools" or "No schools" thereon. And said election shall be conducted under the same rules and regulations as prescribed by law for the election of municipal officers of said city.

Sec. 3. That in the event of a majority of the votes cast in said district be in favor of such tax, the same shall be levied and be collected in the same manner as provided by law for the levying and collecting of other taxes for said city. The city tax collector shall collect and pay over the same to the city treasurer under the same liabilities as now provided by law for the collection and paying over other city taxes.

Sec. 4. The special taxes thus levied and collected shall be expended in keeping up said graded schools for children of both sexes between the ages of six and twenty-one years.

Sec. 5. That J. W. Jones, E. A. Snow, J. J. Cox, R. C. Charles and J. J. Welch be and they are hereby constituted a board of trustees for said graded schools; that said board shall have power to fill all vacancies in said board, employ teachers, and to do all such acts as may be necessary to carry on said schools.

Sec. 6. That the above-named trustees shall hold ofiice until the regular election of municipal officprs in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, at which time their successors shall be elected annually thereafter.

Sec. 7. That the public school money which may from time to time be collected under the general school law for general school purposes for the children in said district shall be applied to keeping up said graded schools under the order and directions of the board of trustees for said graded schools.

Sec. 8. That the said board of trustees are hereby authorized and empowered to dispose of the public school property now located in the said city of High Point and apply the proceeds to the said graded school fund.

Sec. 9. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 10. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 6th day of March, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

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

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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