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CHAPTER 763 AN ACT TO ESTABLISH RUFFIN GRADED SCHOOL DIS- TRICT IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The board of trustees is hereby constituted a body corporate under the name of The Trustees of Ruffin Graded School District, and shall have the power to sue and be sued and to hold and buy real estate and personal property when necessary for the benefit of the said school district as herein provided for. And they shall also have the power to employ all teachers for said schools and fix their compensation. They shall establish graded schools for both races, including a primary school for the white race in the northern end of said district, and for the said primary school the sum of fifty dollars shall be annually expended by said board in addition to the amount apportioned to the said district from the general school fund, and may allow children outside of said district to attend said school upon such terms as they may decide upon. The board shall organize by the election of a chairman and a secretary and treasurer, who shall be members of the board, and shall make such by-laws as may be necessary for the government of the schools. The treasurer shall give bond, payable to the State of North Carolina, in such sum as may be fixed by the board of trustees, for the faithful performance of his duties as such treasurer. All money collected for the schools shall be paid by the treasurer, exclusively for the benefit of the schools, by voucher, as directed by the board of trustees. Said vouchers shall be passed upon by the board and be signed by the chairman and secretary: Provided, that any party owning real estate in said school district may patronize said school free of tuition.