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CHAPTER 267 An act in relation to the public school in the town of Mount Airy, and providing for the levying of a tax to support the same. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the school committee provided for by this act shall have entire and exclusive control of the public school interests and property of the town of Mount Airy, shall prescribe rules and regulations for their own government not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall employ and fix the compensation of officers and teachers of the public school or graded public school annually, subject to removal by the said school committee; shall make an accurate census of the school population of the town as required by the general school law of the state, and do all other acts that may be just and lawful to conduct and manage the public school interests in said town: Provided, all the children resident in the town of Mount Airy between the ages of six and twenty-one years shall be admitted into the said schools free of tuition charges: Provided, persons living beyond the limits of the corporation may attend the schools from their homes or as boarders on the payment of tuition fees to be fixed by the said school committee.