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CHAPTER 370 AN ACT TO PROVIDE BETTER EDUCATIONAL AD- VANTAGES FOR MEMBERS OF THE INDIAN RACE IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NOT OTHERWISE PRO- VIDED FOR. WHEREAS, there are no provisions now made by the State for the education of certain Indian children of Eastern North Carolina beyond the high school grades; and WHEREAS, there are Indian schools in the Counties of Samp- son, Hoke, Scotland, Cumberland, Bladen, Person, and Harnett; and WHEREAS, the Indian children enrolled in these schools have no place provided by the State to pursue their education beyond the eleventh grade and in some instances not even past the elementary grades; and WHEREAS, ample provisions have been provided by the State for higher education and teacher training of the other races; and WHEREAS, it is the desire of the department of education that better educational advantages be provided for the Indian chil- dren, including courses of instruction in teacher training and vocational education in order that equal justice under the Con- stitution may be done toward these people: Now, therefore, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That the Governor of the State of North Carolina shall have the power to appoint a board of six trustees for any school created under the provisions of this Act, which board shall have the general management of such school and such other powers for the management thereof as are not vested in the State Board of Education or the State Superintendent. In addition to the six members above: provided for, the State Superinendent of Public Instruction shall be ex officio a member of said board of trustees and chairman thereof. Two members of the board of trustees shall be appointed for a term of two years, two for four years, and two for six years, and thereafter, as vacancies occur by the expiration of the term of office of each, his successor shall be appointed for a term of six years. Vacancies occuring by resignation or death, or otherwise, of any member of said board of trustees before the expiration of his term of office, shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term. The original appointments shall be made by the Governor in the month of May, one thousand nine hundred and forty-one. The members of the board of trustees shall receive no compensation for their services other than actual expenses while attending meetings of the board. The board of trustees shall elect one of its members as secretary. Said board shall have the power, subject to the approval of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, to elect the teachers who shall teach in any such school.