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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.

1895 Public Laws: Chapter 227

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1895 - Pages 300-301.

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 County Line free school district and Colfax free school district, in Guilford County, and a part of Kernersville and Number Two free school districts in Forsyth County, under the name of "Macy's Grove Free School District." The said free 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 this 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 stone, the corner between B. B. Atkins and O. T. Atkins, run thence south to Lee Stack's house; thence to Philip Snyder's house; thence west to Wilson Farington's house; thence in a westerly direction to Henry Seymour's house; thence to Monroe Phillips' house (on the Wyatt Tucker old place); thence north to a house on north side of railroad owned by R. E. Fentress; thence in an easterly direction to the beginning."

All the houses mentioned in the boundary lines of this free school district, shall be, and the same are hereby, included within the said Macy's Grove free school district.

Sec. 2. That Jesse Gray, Joseph Atkins, and J. F. Macy are hereby appointed and constituted a school committee for said free school district: Provided, the county board of education of Forsyth County shall, at their next election of school committees, elect two school committeemen out of the residents of that part of the district that lies in Forsyth County; and that the county board of education for Guilford County, shall, at their next election of school committees, elect one school committeeman out of the residents of that part of the district that lies in Guilford County. The majority of the committee for said district 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 all the children of school age within that part of the district lying in Guilford County, and forward, at the same time, to the board of education for Guilford County.

Sec. 3. That all children of school age, within that part of said district lying in Forsyth County, shall receive their pro rata share of the public school funds 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 the same, and place to the credit of said Macy's Grove 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 said district, as ordered by the committee of said district: Provided, however, that the treasurer of Guilford County shall receive no compensation whatever for receiving or paying out that 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 12th day of March, A.D. 1895.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Zebulon Vance Walser, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, May 23rd, 1895.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and
resolutions on file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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