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CHAPTER 533 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 4 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1901 AND CHAPTER 485 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS OF 1903 AND OTHER LAWS RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Strike out section twenty-six, chapter four of the Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred and one, and section ten of the Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred and three and in lieu thereof substitute the following: That the county board of edueation of every county may biennially appropriate an amount not less than two hundred dollars nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars out of the public school funds of the county, the definite amount between the minimum and maximum thus fixed to be determined by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, for the purpose of conducting biennially a teachers institute and school for the training of the public school teachers of the county at some convenient and satisfactory place. The biennial county teachers institute and school provided for in this section shall be conducted by some practical teacher or teachers appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at such time and place as shall be determined by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction after consultation with the eounty superintendent of schools and the county board of education. All public school teachers of any county in which such institute and school is conducted are hereby required to attend the same continuously during its session unless providentially hindered, and failure to attend the biennial institute and school shall debar any teacher so failing to attend continuously from teaching in any of the public schools of the State for a period of one year, or until such teacher shall have attended according to law some county institute and school as herein provided for in some other county. The rules and regulations governing all teachers institutes, the course of study to be pursued and the proper credits for attendance on the same shall be prescribed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. And proper and just provision shall be made for the training of the teachers of each race in separate institutes and schools: Provided, that counties whose total annual public school fund is less than eight thousand dollars may arrange with an adjoining county for holding a biennial teachers institute and school as herein provided for, making such biennial appropriation and arrangement with an adjoining county as shall be equitable and satisfactory, which appropriation and arrangement and the terms of the same shall first be approved by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction: And provided further, that a properly signed certificate of continuous attendance at some stummer school of good standing for a period of not less than three weeks may be accepted by the county superintendent of schools as a substitute for attendance on the biennial teachers institute and school herein provided for under such rules and regulations as shall be prescribed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.