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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 county board of education of every county shall, on the first Monday of February of each year, or as soon thereafter as practicable, apportion among the several townships in the county, according to the number of children in each between the ages of six and twentyone years, (which number shall be ascertained by a census to be taken by the school committee and reported to the county board of education,) all school funds which may then be in the possession of or due to the county treasurer, specifying how much thereof is apportioned to the children of each race, and give notice thereof to the school committees of the several townships of the county. And the school committees in the several townships shall apportion the same in like manner among the several school districts, and publish the same by an advertisement posted on the court-house door of each county. The sums thus apportioned to the several townships shall be subject to the orders of the school committees thereof for payment of the school expenses mentioned in section nine as amended in this act: Provided, however, That in no case shall the school fund thus apportioned to either race be expended for the education of the other race: And provided further, That so much of said school fand as shall not be expended in any school district for the education of the race for which it was apportioned in any year, shal be added to the final apportionment to said race in said school districts for the succeeding year. If the pupils of any public school reside in different townships, the school committes of each shall give an order to the teacher for such part of the amount due him as is proportionate to the number of pupils attending his school from their township.