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CHAPTER 97 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A GRADED SCHOOL IN THE TOWN OF GRAHAM, ALAMANCE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: J
The following parties are hereby constituted and appointed the school trustees for the school district hereinbefore created: H. W. Scott, J. D. Albright, T. C. Montgomery, W. R. Goley, E. 8S. Parker, Jr.. W. T. Ezzell and J. M. McCracken. The first two named parties shall hold for two years, the next two for three years and the last three for four years from the date upon which this act goes into effect, and all vacancies, whether they arise from death, resignation, removal, expiration of the terms of office or otherwise, shall be filled by the remaining trustees, and a majority thereof shall have the power of selection, and such persons shall hold for three years from the date of their selection. These trustees above named shall have charge of all the schools conducted as public schools in said territory, and they shall establish and maintain at least two schools, one for the colored and one for the white race, and practically the same advantages shall be offered to the children of school age of each race. Said trustees shall have sole charge of said schools and the selection of the teachers to be employed therein and fixing the compensation of said teachers, and shall have the right and power to do any and all things necessary to be done in conducting said schools. Said trustees shall pass such by-laws to regulate their meetings as they shall deem expedient and necessary, and shall select a treasurer, who shall have charge of all moneys coming to their hands and who shall pay the same out upon such vouchers as they may direct and who shall receive such compensation and give such bond as said trustees shall dictate, ;