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CHAPTER 343 An act to establish graded schools in the town of Washington. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the said public school committee shall make to the board of commissioners of the town of Washington annually at the end of each school year a report containing an accurate census of the school population of the town, and showing the work done and the money expended under their direction in the town of Washington on account of the said public schools; a copy of which report shall be forwarded to the superintendent of public instruction of the state and another shall be given to the county board of education. (Board of county commissioners. ) The beginning and the end of the school year shall be fixed by the said committee, and they shall take annually an accurate census of all the children in the town of Washington between the ages of six and twenty one. Sec. 14 That the property both real and personal now belonging to schoo] district No. 22 (white) and school district No. 11 (colored) in the county of Beaufort shall become the property of the publie schools provided for in this act and shall be vested in said Washington public school committee and their suceessors, in trust for said public schools: Provided, that in the event of the discontinuance of said public schools all of the property now belonging to school district No. 22 (white) shall revert to and again become the property of said district No. 22 (white), and all of the property now belonging to school district No. 11 (colored) shall revert to and again become the property of said district No. 11 (colored).