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An Act to Create a Public School District of the Town of Rockingham, North Carolina.

1897 Public Laws: Chapter 438

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1897 - Pages 627-628.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. The public school district of the town of Rockingham is hereby created, to be co-equal with the corporate limits of said town, and to be extended whenever the limits of said town are extended.

Sec. 2. H. C. Dockery, W. N. Everitt, W. L. Parsons, J. M. Smith and S. T. Cooper, are hereby appointed committee for the said public school district of the town of Rockingham, to hold until the school committees are regularly appointed by the commissioners acting as board of education of the various counties as provided by the general school law of the state, and said commissioners acting as board of education at that time shall elect five (5) school committeemen to succeed those herein named for the term prescribed by law, and the public schools for the white and colored shall be under the control and management of said committee, and said committee shall provide school terms of equal length for the two races.

Sec. 3. The license tax for the sale of liquor in said school district, as imposed and collected by the town of Rockingham, shall not exceed the sum of three hundred ($300.00) dollars per year, and the charter of the town of Rockingham is amended to this effect, and fifty (50) per cent. of this tax shall be appropriated to the support of the schools for the white and colored children of said district.

Sec. 4. Said school committee shall make such regulations as in their judgment they may deem best to enable the children of Richmond County, who reside outside of the public school district of the town of Rockingham, to attend said schools, upon the payment of a just and reasonable sum for this privilege, and said committee may permit children to attend the school whose parents or guardians or the persons who stand in loco parentis are not able to pay for tuition for said children, without paying therefor.

Sec. 5. The school committee herein named shall succeed to all the powers and privileges and duties of the present school committees as they now exist in said town of Rockingham, it being the intention of this Act to create a new school district of the territory herein described to supercede all school committees now in existence in said territory.

Sec. 6. This Act shall be in force from and after the first day of July, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.

Ratified the ___ day of March, A.D. 1897. [date blank in book of legislative Acts]

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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