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CHAPTER 359 AN ACT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, CONTROL AND MAIN- TENANCE OF GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF NORTH WILKESBORO. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That it shall be the duty of the said board of trustees to establish graded public schools for the white and colored children of said town, and said board shall use and appropriate the funds derived from the special taxes hereinbefore mentioned, and all other sources, in such manner as shall be just to both races, giving equal school facilities, due regard, however, being had to the cost of establishing and maintaining the graded schools of each race, as said board may deem just and proper. The board of trustees provided by this act shall have entire and exclusive control of the public schools and public school property in the town of North Wilkesboro; shall prescribe rules and regulations for their own government and the government of the said schools, not inconsistent with the provisions of this act; shall employ and fix the compensation of officers and teachers of the public schools: shall make an annual accurate census of the school population of the town, as required by the general school law of the State, and do all other acts that may be just and lawful in the management of the public school interests of said town: Provided, that all children resident in the town of North Wilkesboro between the ages of six and twenty-onegyears shall be admitted into said schools free of tuition charges, and those desiring admission into said schools as pay students may be admitted on such terms as said board of trustees may determine.