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

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 452

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 641-643.

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, Forsyth and Davidson, to be composed of a part of Sandy Ridge and Gum Grove Free School District in Guilford County, a part of No. 1 free school district in Forsyth, and a part of Pine Stump free school district in Davidson County, under the name of "The Davis 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 three counties (a portion of which is embraced in this district) shall all be paid to the treasurer of Guilford County, who shall become the treasurer of said school district. The limits of the Davis Free School district shall be as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the mud mill on Deep River in Guilford County, now owned by B. M. Stafford, running north with Deep River to the ford in the J. A. Davis plantation, thence in a westerly direction to S. E. Stafford's house; thence in a southerly direction to Levi Ring's house; thence to the Wood old place, now owned by J. B. Idol; thence southwest to D. C. Morgan's house; thence to R. F. Idol's house; thence to Richard Brown's house; thence east to D. P. Glasco's house; thence southeast to John Chapman's house; thence northeast to the Hudson Mendenhall place, now owned by P. W. Willard: thence north to the beginning. All the houses mentioned in the boundaries of this free school district shall be and the same are hereby included in the said Davis Free School District.

Sec. 2. That John M. Davis, Isaac Payne and Levi Ring, are hereby appointed and constituted a committee for said free school district, and the said committee are hereby authorized and empowered to borrow a sufficient amount of money, not to exceed one hundred dollars, for the purpose of building or assisting to build a new school house in said Davis Free School District, and said committee are hereby empowered to give their joint note for the said one hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose above named, with the understanding that the amount of money appropriated or allotted from time to time to the said Davis Free School District shall be a guarantee to the parties making the loan to the committee of said district, for the faithful payment of the same in yearly instalments from the amount of money appropriated to said district; said instalments not to exceed twenty-five dollars in any one year, or in such smaller yearly instalments as may be agreed upon between the committee and the party who makes to them the loan and the said John M. Davis, Isaac Payne and Levi Ring, the committee hereby appointed for said free school district or their successors in office, shall truly comply with section two of this Act.

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the board of education of each of the counties of Guilford, Davidson and Forsyth, at their first meeting for the purpose of appointing school committees, after the committee herein named shall have held their office for a term of two years, to appoint their successors. The board of education of Guilford County shall appoint one from that part of the district lying in Gruilford County; the board of education of Forsyth County shall appoint one from that part of the district lying in Forsyth, and the board of education of Davidson County shall appoint one from that part of the district lying in Davidson, and all the committees hereafter appointed for said district shall be appointed as above stated. It shall be the duty of said school committee at the time provided by law to make a census of the children for other free school districts in the state to make a true and correct report of the number of children of school age in that part of the district lying in Gruilford County, and forward to the board of education for Guilford County, and in like manner they shall make a report of all the children of school age in that part of the district lying in Davidson County and forward to the board of education for Davidson County, and at the same time and in like manner they shall make a report of the number of children of school age in that part of the district lying in Forsyth County and report the same to the board of education of Forsyth County.

Sec. 4. That all the children of school age in that part of the district lying in Davidson county shall receive their pro rata share of the school fund of that county, which, upon being paid into the treasury of Davidson 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 the said Davis Free School District.

Sec. 5. That all the children of school age in that part of the district living in Forsyth County shall receive their pro rata share of the public school fund of that 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, to be paid out by the said treasurer of Guilford County, 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 any of the moneys received from the counties of Davidson and Forsyth.

Sec. 6. That the teacher employed to teach school at any time in said district shall have a certificate from the proper authorities of either Guilford, Davidson or Forsyth, as the committee of said district may elect, but nothing herein contained shall compel any such teachers to stand an examination in more than one county to teach the same term of school.

Sec. 7. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A.D. 1897.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
A.F. Hileman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1897.

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

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.



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