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An Act to Establish a Normal Institution for the Training of White Teachers in Robeson.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 414

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 402-403.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the board of education of Robeson County be and the same are hereby authorized to hold annually in the county of Robeson a teachers' normal institute for the special instruction and training of white teachers, to be known as the Teachers' Normal Institute.

Sec. 2. That the Teachers' Normal Institute thus formed shall be held under the superintendence of one of the institute conductors of the state, or of some person appointed by the state superintendent of public instruction with the concurrence of the board of education of Robeson County and of such counties as may, as hereinafter provided, unite in said institute; and that the other instructors shall be selected by the board of education of the county or counties thus united.

Sec. 3. That any of the adjoining counties, not exceeding four, may unite with Robeson County in the formation of the said institute, under the same rules and regulations as provided in the chapter for Robeson County.

Sec. 4. That in order to defray the necessary expenses of the institute it shall be lawful for the board of education of Robeson County and of such adjoining counties as shall unite therein, to appropriate from the public school fund of each county a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, including the fifty dollars already authorized by law for county institutes; and this fund shall be further supplemented by such sums as may be contributed by the teachers themselves and by other private contributions.

Sec. 5. That in said institute special attention shall be given to thorough instruction in the branches of education taught in the public schools of the state, to methods of instruction and school government, to which may be added such other branches of study as the instructors in charge of the work may deem necessary.

Sec. 6. That the salary and expenses of the institute conductor appointed by the state superintendent shall be paid out of the funds of the institute, except for so much of this time as the counties united in the institute would be entitled to under the law providing for county institutes.

Sec. 7. That any person who shall stand an approved examination in the branches of study and methods of instruction taught in the institute may receive a diploma, which shall be good for three years, under the same restrictions as provided for issuing certificates for three years by county institutes.

Sec. 8. That the county superintendent of Robeson County shall render such assistance as may be necessary in perfecting arrangements for holding the institute, and shall perform such other duties in connection therewith as may be required by the board of education of Robeson County.

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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