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CHAPTER 818 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DIVISION OF SPECIAL IN- STRUCTION IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUB- LIC INSTRUCTION TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL CLASSES OF IN- STRUCTION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS; TO CONDUCT CLASSES OF SPE- CIAL INSTRUCTION FOR ADULT HANDICAPPED IN- DIVIDUALS; TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STANDARDS FOR INSTRUCTORS OF HANDI- CAPPED PERSONS AND TO FIX THEIR SALARIES; TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL GRANTS TO THE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARDS FOR THE ADDED COSTS OF CONDUCTING SUCH SPECIAL CLASSES AND COURSES OF INSTRUCTION FOR HANDICAPPED . CHILDREN AND OTHER CHILDREN REQUIRING SPE- CIAL COURSES OF INSTRUCTION; TO REPEAL LAWS OR PARTS OF LAWS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The Board of Education of any school district which has one or more handicapped individual, with the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education, may establish and organize suitable special classes or instruction in regular classes or in the homes and may provide special instruction as part of the school system for such handicapped individuals as are entitled to attend schools therein. In case of the deaf or the hard of hearing and speech defective children, if it is more economical to do so, the Director of Special Education, under the direction of the State Superintendent and with the approval of the State Board of Education, may set up facilities for a county-wide plan to provide itinerate lip reading or speech teachers. In the event there are not enough children of any special class, such children may be transferred to a school in a school district where such special classes have been established. Such transfers may be made by mutual agreement of the school authorities, subject to the approval of the Director of Special Education.