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CHAPTER 276 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF BRUNS- WICK, SURRY AND EDGECOMBE COUNTIES TO PAY CERTAIN SCHOOL CLAIMS. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the board of education of the counties of Brunswick, Surry and Edgecombe shall at the time required by law for distribution of the public school funds for the counties in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty, ascertain the amount of outstanding and unpaid school drafts that have been issued for teachers wages prior to March ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and which have been audited by said board; and shall notify the school committee of the several districts by advertisement at the court houses the amount of claims outstanding against each several districts, together with the amount then due the same, haying regard to the distinction between the white and colored schools; and it shall be the duty of the county treasurer to pay off the said old drafts out of any school money in his hands belonging to the district upon which such draft or drafts were drawn. And where new districts have been formed or the boundaries changed the payment of the drafts shall be made by the board in the most equitable manner possible.