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CHAPTER 199 An act to amend the public school law. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That section two thousand five hundred and fifty-one, as amended by the laws of 1885, is amended to read as follows: The county board of education of every county shall, on the first Monday in January of each year, apportion among the several districts of the county, designating the amount to each school-house, if more than one in the district, all school funds 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 at the same time the remaining one-third shall be apportioned in such manner as to equalize the average length of school terms for the two races, as far as may be practicable, without discrimination in favor of or to the prejudice of either race. 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 or schools of the county, and they shall also notify each committee of the amount apportioned to their district and to each school. The board shall also furnish the treasurer of the county board of education a statement of the amounts apportioned to the several districts and schools.