1899 public laws – Ch. 96 Sec. 4

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CHAPTER 96 An act to create graded schools in the town of Kinston. North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

That ifa majority of the qualified voters of said town shall vote atsaid election For schools,* it shall be the duty of said board of trustees of Kinston graded schools, provided ror by this act, and their successors, to levy annually a special tax, not exceeding thirty-three and one-third cents on the one hundred dollar valuation of all the taxable property of said town, and upon the poll not exceeding one dollar, and the levy so made shali be certified by the chairman of the board of trustees to the board of aidermen of the town of Kinston, whose duty it shall be to enter the same upon the tax lists of said town for eollection as is provided by law for the collection of other taxes. Suc. 5 That it shall be the duty of said board of trustees to establish a graded school for the white children and a graded school for the cclored children of said town, and apportion the funds derived from said special taxes.or from any other source whatsoever between said graded schools for white and colored children, so as to equalize school facilities between the two races as to be just and equitable to both. 15

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