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CHAPTER 4 An Act to Revise and Consoliaate the Public School Law. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The School Committee is required to furnish the County Superintendent of Schools a census report of all the pupils of school age in their township or district by name, age, sex and race, also name of parent or guardian, and the blanks upon which said reports are to be made shall be furnished to the various school committees by the County Superintendent of Schools on the first Monday in August in each year, which report shall be duly verified under oath by the committee and returned to the County Superintendent of Schools on or before the first Monday in September of each year, and any committee failing to comply with the provisions of this section without just cause shall be subject to removal. The School Committee shall be allowed a sum not exceeding two cents per name for all names reported between the ages of six and twenty-one. The School Committee shall also report to the County Superintendent of Schools who shall in turn report to the County Board of Education, the number of public school-houses and the value of all public school property for each race separately and furnish to the teacher at the opening of the school a register containing the name and age of each pupil of school age in that district. They shall also report by race and sex the number of all persons between the ages of twelve and twenty-one who can not read and write. School Committee shall meet at convenient times and places for the employment of teachers for the public schools, and no teacher shall be employed by any committee except at a regularly called meeting of such committee, due notice of said meeting having been given at three public places with the committee.