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CHAPTER 395 AN ACT TO GRANT A NEW CHARTER TO THE CITY OF HIGH POINT, GUILFORD COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, REPEALING ALL LAWS OR PARTS OF LAWS IN CON- FLICT HEREWITH The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Public Free Schools.tThe city of High Point shall constitute an independent public-school district, for both white and colored, to be known and designated as the High Point Gradedschool District, subject to the general laws of the State, except where in conflict with this act, and the city shall have authority to levy and collect taxes and appropriate funds for the support and maintenance of the public schools within its limits. School CommissionersThe commissioners to constitute the school board of said city, as constituted and established under the Public Laws of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, chapter three hundred and ninety-two, shall be appointed by the city council and shail have entire and exclusive control of the said school property, and shall employ and fix compensation of officers and teachers, and shall do all other acts that may be necessary, just ahd lawful for the successful management of the said graded schools: Provided, that the school commissioners now in office shall continue to serve till the expiration of their respective terms; and all vacancies caused by death, resignation or in any other manner shall be filled by appointment in the same manner for the unexpired term. The regular terms of members of the school board shall be three years, and the regular appointment of members shall be made at the first meeting of the council in June of each year or as soon thereafter as practicable, and the necessary number of school commissioners shall be appointed to take the places of those whose terms have expired. ae ae ee See pee 8 er ee How Funds are to be Paid Out.No school funds shall be paid out except upon pay rolls or warrants signed by the chairman of the school board. No member of the school board shall receive any compensation for his services in any capacity whatever nor be interested directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim or demand of any character against the school board of the city of High Point. Any such contract, claim or demand shall be void, and any member of said board who shall become interested in any such contract, claim or demand, or shall buy or sell any school warrants or obligations of said school board, shall be subject to removal by the city council. Financial Statement of School Board.It shall be the duty of the school board to make a financial statement to the mayor of the city, on or before first day of June of each year, giving a full and complete report of their operations for the previous year. The provisions of chapter three hundred and ninety-two of the Public Laws of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, as amended by chapter two hundred and seventy-nine, Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred and one, shall be considered a part of this act.