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CHAPTER 58 _AN ACT TO ESTABLISH GRADED SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF BEAUFORT, CARTERET COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That in case a majority of the qualified voters of the said Beaufort Graded School District shall be in favor of such tax, the Board of Commissioners of Carteret County shall, in ad-_ dition to other taxes laid upon said school district, annually compute and levy, at the time of levying other taxes, a sufficient special tax upon the property of white and colored persons of said Beaufort Graded School District to raise such a sum of money as the trustees of said graded schools in said graded school district shall deem necessary to support and maintain said graded schools, which sum shall not exceed thirty cents on one hundred dollars valuation of property and ninety cents on each poll. The said trustees, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for, upon their appointment and qualification after the election herein provided for, shall meet and organize and report to the Commissioners of Carteret County what sum said trustees deem necessary to support and maintain said graded schools during the first year; and annually thereafter the said trustees, thirty days prior to the time for levying the county taxes, shall report to the said Board of Commissioners of Carteret County what sum is necessary to support and maintain said graded schools during the next year. The taxes levied for the support of said schools, as hereinafter provided, shall be annually collected as other taxes are collected, and paid over by the sheriff or other collecting officer to the Treasurer of Carteret County for the safe-keeping and proper distribution of the same, and the said tax levied and collected for said graded schools shall be kept sacred and separate and distinct from other taxes by the said officers, and shall be used only for the purposes for which they were levied and collected.