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CHAPTER 353 An act to establish graded schools in the town of Rocky Mount. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That said Board of Graded School Trustees shall have exclusive control of all public schcols in said school district, free from the supervision and control of the County Boards: of School Directors and the County Superintendents of Schools of Nash and Edgecombe Counties, shall prescribe rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this act, for their own government and for the government of such schools; shall prescribe the qualifications, employ and fix the compensation of all officers and teachers of such schools; shall cause to be taken from time to time, in accordance with the general school law of the \ State, an accurate census of the school population of said school district; and shall exercise such other powers as may be necessary for the successful control and operation of said graded schools: Provided, that the Board of School Trustees of No. 12 Township, Edgecombe County, is hereby authorized and empowered to carry on white and colored schools No. 1 of said township until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one; and to exercise over said schools all such powers as are herein conferred upon said Board of Graded School Trustees over the public schools in said graded school district: Provided further, that the treasurer of the Edgecombe County school funds shall, without delay, pay over to the Treasurer of the town of Rocky Mount all funds of said school districts No. 1, now in his hands, or which may hereafter come into his hands; and that the said Treasurer of the town of Rocky Mount shall, up to June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one, disburse said funds upon the warrant of said Board of Township Trustees only, and thereafter as hereinbefore provided for the disbursement of other funds of . said graded school district,