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CHAPTER 102 AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SIX MONTHS SCHOOL TERM IN EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE STATH IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 3, ARTICLE 9, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NORTH CAROLINA. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
On or before the first Monday in May of each year the county board of education shall submit an itemized county school budget to the county commissioners, setting forth the amount of money heeded to maintain the public schools of the county six: months for the succeeding school year. Said budget shall also set forth the number of teachers (white and colored) employed in xach district and the sulary fixed for each teacher, and such other information as may be required by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the blanks to be furnished by him to each county board of education. Said budget shall be sworn to and subscribed by the chairman of the county board of education and the county superintendent of schools. A copy thereof shall also be filed in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. It shall then be the duty of the board of county commissioners, after deducting the amount to be received from the State Public School Fund, to levy annually a special tax on all property, real and personal, and on all taxable polls, subject to the constitutional limitation of the poll tax, in said county, sufficient to supply the deficiency shown by said budget to be needed for the support and maintenance of the public schools of said county for six months in each school district. The said tax shall be annually levied and collected at the same time and in the same manner as other county taxes are levied and collected. and the funds derived therefrom, together with other school funds in their hands, shall be apportioned and expended by the county board of education for maintaining one or more public schools in each school district for a term of six months in each year: Provided, that no county shall be compelled to levy a special county tax of more than thirty-five cents on every one hundred dollars valuation of property, real and personal, and a corresponding tax on every taxable poll for said purpose, except as provided in section seven of this act: and after every county shall have levied and collected the special county tax to the limit stated above, if the funds derived therefrom may be insufficient therefor, said county shall receive from the State Public School Fund an apportionment sufficient to bring the school term in every school district to six months.