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CHAPTER 262 AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE THE VANCE COUNTY SCHOOL AD- MINISTRATIVE UNIT AND THE HENDERSON CITY SCHOOL AD- MINISTRATIVE UNIT; TO PROVIDE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONSOLIDATED BOARD OF EDUCA- TION; TO PROVIDE FOR A REFERENDUM TO SUBMIT THE QUESTION OF CONSOLIDATION TO THE PEOPLE OF VANCE COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
If a majority of those voting in the election heretofore provided and referred to shall approve a merger or consolidation of the county board and city board then, an interim board is hereby established and constituted which shall be composed of 10 members, and shall be known and designated as The Vance County Interim Board of Education. On July 1, 1967, or within 30 days thereafter, the city board shall appoint five of its members who serving together with the five members of the county board shall constitute the membership of said interim board which shall assume its powers, duties and responsibilities on the first Monday of December, 1967 The interim board shall have all the power, authority and duties provided by Chapter 115 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, as amended, and shall have control over all of the school facilities of the county and city administrative units during its tenure of authority and shall have access to all premises, facilities, buildings, books and records belonging thereto for the performance of its duties. The interim board shall also have the duty and responsibility of making effective plans for the operation of the merged or consolidated county and city administrative units and the duty for formulating such plans shall commence on the first Monday of December, 1967 The interim board shall elect a chairman from its members at its first meeting to be held on the first Monday of December, 1967, and shall appoint the superintendents of schools respectively to serve as co-secretaries to said board. The compensation and mileage of the interim board members appointed by the city board shall remain as now fixed for members of said city boards, and the compensation and mileage for the remaining interim board members shall remain as now fixed for members of the county board. At all meetings of the interim board six members shall be present before there shall be a quorum and all actions, motions and proceedings shall require a majority vote of two-thirds of the members present voting in the affirmative before such actions, motions, and proceedings shall become effective. Further, the expenditure by the interim board of any or all of any unencumbered capital outlay funds theretofore belonging to the city board shall be first approved by the County Commissioners before any such expenditure shall be made. On or before July 1, 1968, the interim board on recommendation of the superintendent-elect shall employ all other personnel and employees 316 necessary for the operation of all of the public schools in Vance County and all such personnel and employees shall begin their duties on said date or as soon thereafter as possible. The interim board shall have the duty of fixing and determining the positions, status, salaries of all personnel and employees necessary for the operation of the entire public school system of Vance County for the school year 1968-1969. On the first Monday of December, 1968, or as soon thereafter as the members of the consolidated board hereinafter provided are inducted into and take the oath of office, all of the powers and duties of the interim board shall cease and terminate and the interim board as well as its members shall no longer have any status or exercise any power or authority over the public school system of Vance County.