1897 public laws – Ch. 112 Sec. 5

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CHAPTER 112 An act to establish a system of graded schools in Henderson, North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That the following named persons: Robert Bunn, Alex. T. Barnes, James Kelly, Lee Howard and W. H. Jenkins, and their successors in office, shall constitute a board of trustees for the graded school for the white children. The said board of trustees shall be a body politic, and shall be known as The Board of Trustees of the graded school for the white children, Henderson, North Carolina, and by that name may sue and be sued, may buy and sell school property, may accept gifts, donations and any money or other valuables for the school, and shall have full power to employ teachers, and to fix their pay, and may use for the first two years not more than one-third of the funds of said school in buying lands, buildings and repairing such school houses, as may be necessary in the judgment of the Board of Trustees, for the carrying on said school: Provided, the same shall be first legally apportioned for the graded school for the white children.

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