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CHAPTER XC. AN ACT TO AMEND THE SCHOOL LAW, RATIFIED THE TWELFTH OF FEBRUARY, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEV- ENTY-TWO. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, That an act to consolidate the school laws and to provide for a system of public instruction, ratified the twelfth day of February, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy- two be, and the same is hereby amended, so as to read as follows :
The school committee shall consult the conyenience of the white residents in settling the boundaries of districts for white schools, and of colored residents in settling the boundaries for colored schools. The schools of the two races shall be separate; the districts the same or not, according to the convenience of the parties concerned. In cases where there are two sets of districts in a township they shall be designated as school districts numbers one, two, three, etc., for white schools, or school districts, numbers one, two, three, ete., for colored schools, as the case may be, of township of etc., as before stated.