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An Act to Abolish the White Normal Schools of the State, and to Provide for Holding County Institutes Throughout the State.

1889 Public Laws: Chapter 200

Public Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1889 - Pages 171-172.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the eight normal schools heretofore established for the whites are hereby abolished, and the four thousand dollars ($4,000) heretofore appropriated to said schools is hereby appropriated for the purpose of holding county institutes and conducting examinations of teachers, and for such other work for the instruction of teachers as may be deemed advisable in the various counties of the State.

Sec. 2. That the State board of education shall make all needful rules and regulations, and shall provide for the holding of the institutes in all the counties of the State as often as practicable, and the money to defray expenses shall be paid as the said State board of education may direct out of the fund appropriated by this Act.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the county superintendent to assist in the institute work, and the county board of education shall provide a suitable building and defray all expenses except the salary and traveling expenses of the instructors employed by the State board.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of all white public school teachers of the county in which the institute is held to attend continuously the sessions of said institute, and on failure so to do, without satisfactory reasons, they shall not be certified as teachers for the ensuing year; and in case an institute is held while the schools are in session in any county, they shall be suspended during the session of the institute.

Sec. 5. At the close or during the sessions of every institute, the conductor thereof, in connection with the county superintendent, shall hold written examinations of all public school teachers, white and colored, who may apply, and shall grant first and second grade certificates, which shall be signed by both and be good for three years in the county in which the institute is held, and in any other county of the State, when endorsed by the county superintendent thereof; but the said certificates shall be subject to revocation by any county superintendent for immoral conduct.

Sec. 6. The State superintendent may, in his discretion, send out from his office questions for the examinations of teachers, which, when sent, shall be used by the county superintendents in their regular examinations, as specified in the public school law.

Sec. 7. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 11th day of March, A.D. 1889.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Augustus Leazar, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 6, 1889.

I, William L. Saunders, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file
in this office.

William L. Saunders,
Secretary of State.



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