1880 public laws – Ch.27 Sec.8
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CHAPTER 27 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF SALISBURY AND IN THE TOWN+ SHIP OF GOLDSBORO, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The board of commissioners for the county of Wayne, if, in their discretion, they may deem it advisable, is hereby authorized, with the assent of a majority of the qualified voters of the township of Goldsboro, to establish a graded school for white children, and a graded school for colored children in said township. The special taxes which may annually be levied for such schools shall not exceed one-fifth of one per cent. on property, and sixty cents on the poll. An election shall be held in said township on the first Monday in May, anno domini eighteen hundred and eighty, to determine whether a majority of the qualified voters of said township will assent to the payment of such annual special taxes for the purposes aforesaid. Each qualified voter shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words for school or no school, and the election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as is prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly. The sheriff of the county of Wayne shall collect the taxes authorized by this section and his duties and liabilities shall be the same as is now provided by law for the collection and disbursement of the state and county taxes. The board of commissioners for Wayne county and the board of commissioners for the town of Goldsboro shall make such rules and regulations for the government of said graded schools, as they may in their discretion determine, not incosistent with the laws of North Carolina. The taxes raised from the property and polls of white persons shall be appropriated exclusively to a graded school for white persons, and the taxes raised from the property and poll, of colored persons shall be appropriated exclusively to a graded school for colored persons.