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CHAPTER 174 An act to amend the public school law, chapter fifteen of The Code. The General Assembly uf North Carolina do enact:
Section twenty-five hundred and fifty-one is amended to read as follows: The county board of education of every county shall, on the first Monday of January of each year, apportion among the several districts of the county all school funds (except such as may be raised by the special tax provided for in section twentyfive hundred and ninety) in the following manner: first deduct an amount sufficient to defray the general school expenses of the county authorized by law; then apportion two-thirds of the funds to the several districts in proportion to the whole number of children between the ages of six and twenty-one years; and the remaining one-third shall be apportioned in such manner as to equalize school facilities to all the districts of the county, as far as may be practicable and just to all concerned, without discrimination in favor of or to the prejudice of either race. If the committee so determine, any unexpended balance of school money, now or _ hereafter remaining to the credit of a district, shall be returned to the general fund to be used for school purposes as provided in section twenty-five hundred and ninety of The Code. As far as practicable the county board shall require all the schools to be in session at the same time. As soon as the apportionment is made, the county board of education shall post a statement at the court house door, showing the amount apportioned to the several districts of the county; and they shall also notify each committee of the amount apportioned to their district. The board shall also furnish the treasurer of the county board of education with a statement of the amounts apportioned to the several districts.