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CHAPTER 68 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE VILLAGE AND TOWNSHIP OF SWAN QUARTER, NORTH CARO- LINA, IN THE COUNTY OF HYDE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That it shall be the duty of said board of graded school trustees to establish graded public schools far the white and colored children of said graded school district, and said board shall use and appropriate the funds derived from said particular or special taxes and from all other sources in such manner as shall be just to both races, giving each equal school facilities; due regard, however, being had to the cost of establishing and maintaining the graded schools of each race. That the board of trustees provided by this act shall have entire and exclusive control of the public schools and property in the said graded school district; shall prescribe rules and regulations for their own government and the government of the schools not inconsistent with the provisions of this act; shall employ and fix compensation of officers and teachers of the public schools; shall make an accurate census of the school population of said ditrict as required by the general public school law of the State, and do all other acts that may be just and lawful in the management of the public school interests in said district: Provided, that all children resident in said district between the ages of six -6 years and twenty-one -21 years shall be admitted into said schools, the white children into the schools established for the white race and the colored children into the schools established for the colored race, free of tuition charges; and those desiring admission into said schools as pay students may be admitted upon such terms as the said board may determine. The said board may admit pupils residing without the limits of said graded school district upon such terms as the said board of trustees may deem just and reasonable.