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CHAPTER 305 AN ACT TO EMPOWER THE STATE SCHOOL COMMISSION TO PROVIDE HIGH SCHOOL FACILITIES FOR OCRACOKE ISLAND, HYDE COUNTY. Whereas, there are one hundred and ninety children of school age on Ocracoke Island, Hyde County: and Whereas, one hundred and thirty-two of these are enrolled in the one school located on the islandone hundred and five in the elementary school and twenty-seven in the high school; and Whereas, Ocracoke Island is separated from the mainland by Pamlico Sound, making it impossible for the children on said island to attend school at any other point; and Whereas, there are not a sufficient number of children com- pleting the elementary grades to permit the establishment of a high school under the general school law: Now, therefore, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the State School Commission be authorized, directed and empowered to provide high school teachers for the children of Ocracoke Island sufficient for standard high school instruction.