North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act to Establish an Independent School District Including a Part of Mitchell, Burke and McDowell Counties.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 387

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 567-568.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That for the better promotion of education, the Independent District, including Linville Falls and vicinity, and covering the point where the counties of Mitchell, Burke and McDowell corner and join, is hereby established.

Sec. 2. The boundary of said district shall be as follows: Beginning on top of Locust Knob of Linville Mountain, and runs directly to the top of Onion Hill; thence to the shortoff of Hump Back Mountain ; thence with the ridge that divides the waters of Toe River from those of the North Fork of Catawba, to the gap at the head of Brushy Creek; thence eastward, including the house of Ezra Mace, the nearest route to Linville River thence directly to the top of Jona's Bald Ground; thence to the beginning.

Sec. 3. The board of education in each county referred to shall appoint one committeeman in that part of their county included in the Independent District, who shall register and report the number of pupils in his part of the district to the county superintendent of his own county only.

Sec. 4. A person having a certificate from either of the counties above named shall be eligible to teach in the Independent District, and having been employed, shall, at the end of his term, report to each of the three county superintendents the length of school term in the Independent District, and the number, sex and average daily attendance of pupils in that part of said district belonging to his (the superintendent's) own county. He shall receive part of his pay from each of the counties here referred to, according to the number of pupils registered in that part of each included in the Independent District, and each of his three vouchers shall be payable only at the treasurer's office in the county where the money is due.

Sec. 5. The county superintendent of each county shall serve his committeeman in the Independent District with blanks and register, the same as he serves ordinary committees of three; and in like manner the board of education shall notify him of the amount of money apportioned his district.

Sec. 6. No money due said district shall be paid out by any treasurer, except upon vouchers for teaching.

Sec. 7. In the discharge of all duties, not provided for in this Act, the teachers and committeemen, in the Independent District, shall comply with the terms of the school law.

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 9th 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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