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An Act to Change the Time of Electing Superintendents of Common Schools in the Counties of Granville and Wake.

1846-1847 - Chapter CVII

Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1846-1847 - Pages 239-240.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the anthority of the same, That the court of pleas and quarter sessions of the counties of Granville and Wake, shall at the term next preceding the first Monday of June, in each and every year, a majority of the justices of said county being present, appoint not more than five nor less than ten superintendents of common schools, who shall hold their appointment for one year and until others are chosen.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That the term of said superintendents shall commence on the first Monday of June, and they shall assemble at the office of the clerk of the county court, on the said day, and appoint one of their number chairman.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That free white men of the several school districts in said counties, who are entitled to vote for members of the House of Commons, shall vote by ballot, on the last Saturday in May, in each and every year, for three men, to be entitled "The School Committee," whose term shall commence on the first Monday in June, and continue for one year, and until others are chosen; and the said election shall be held and conducted under the same rules, regulations and restrictions, except as to the time of holding the same, and the commencement of the term of the committee as provided and set forth in the eighth section of an Act, entitled "An Act to Consolidate and Amend the Act heretofore passed on the subject of Common Cchools," ratified the 9th of January, 1845.

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the justices of the county court of Granville County a majority of the justices being present, once a year, and every year to appoint three competent committee men, to be called the "examining committee" for said county; and it shall be the duty of said committee, either jointly or separately, to examine every one who proposes to teach any of the common schools in said county; and if such applicant shall be found to possess a competent knowledge of the branches usually taught in common schools, they shall give him or her a certificate to that effiect; and on presentation of such certificate to the school committee for any of the districts of said county, it shall be competent for such school committee to employ such applicant if they deem it advisable.—But it shall not be lawful for any of said committee to appoint any teacher who shall not first produce to them such certificate of competency; and if they should employ any teacher without such certificate, it shall not be lawful to pay such teacher his or her wages or any part thereof out of the school fund belonging to
said county.

Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, That all laws and clauses of laws coming in conflict with the provisions of this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified 18th January, 1847.

William Alexander Graham, Governor
Edward Stanly, Speaker of the House of Commons
Andrew Joyner, Speaker of the Senate

Secretary of State's Office, April 1847

I, William Hill, Secretary of State in and for the State of North Carolina,
do hereby certify that the Acts and Resolutions contained in this Pamphlet
are true copies of the original Acts and Resolutions passed by the General
Assembly of this State, at its late session.

William Hill, Secretary of State



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