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CHAPTER 200 AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW AND TO MAKE MORE EFFICIENT THE SYSTEM OF PUBLIC IN: STRUCTION IN THIS STATE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
The county board of education of every county shall, on the first Monday of March of each year, apportion among the several districts in the county, according to the number of children in each, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, (which number shall be ascertained by a census to be taken by the school committees and reported to the county board of education,) all schoo! funds, except such as may be raised by the special tax provided for in section sixty-two of this act, specifying how much thereof is apportioned to the children of each race, and give notice thereof to the school committees of the several districts of the county, and shall publish the same by advertisement posted on the court-house door of each county; and furnish the county treasurer with the amounts thus apportioned among the several school districts and the amount to which each district is entitled. The sums thus apportioned to the several districts shall be subject to the orders of the school committees thereof for payment of the school expenses mentioned in this act: Provided, however, That in no case shall the school fund thus apportioned to either race by expended for the education of the other race: And provided further, That so much of said school fund as shall not be expended in any school district for the education of the race for which it was apportioned in any year, shall remain to the credit of said race in said school district for the year next ensning. As far as practicable, the county board of education shall require all the schools to begin on the same day.