The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23] Page: 31 of 822
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SPECIAL LAWS. 19
of the board continuing in office and the person so chosen shall
serve until the next election in April.
SEC. 3. The said board of trustees shall be vested with the
full management and control of the public free schools of said
district, and the said trustees of said Ben Bolt Independent
School District shall be clothed with all the powers, rights and
duties that are provided by General Law for trustees of independent
districts, incorporated for free school purposes only,
including the power of taxation, and manner of issuing bonds,
buying grounds, erection of buildings, improvement of ground,
buying material and supplies for school purposes.
SEC. 4. All elections for bonds and maintenance taxes shall
be ordered by the board of trustees upon the petition of a
majority of the resident tax paying voters of the said Ben Bolt
Independent School District; said election shall be ordered as
early as practicable after presentation of said petition.
Said board of trustees shall appoint some qualified person who
is resident of said district to hold such election and said election
shall be held under the General Election Laws of this State.
SEC. 5. If a maintenance tax or bonds shall be voted at any
time, a transcript of the proceedings from the records of said
district showing that a petition was presented to said board,
order of said thereon, notice of election, naming the time and
purpose of said election, and an affidavit of the secretary of said
board that the notice was posted as provided by General Law,
and a copy of returns of said election, made by the person or
persons holding said election, and the order of the board upon
such returns shall be presented to the commissioners' court
of Jim Wells County.
Then it shall be the duty of said court to make such orders
from year to year as shall carry out the will of the voters as
expressed in said transcript.
And the county assessor shall assess, and the county collector
shall collect said taxes and shall pay over to the county depository
all funds collected for account of said Ben Bolt Independent
School District of said county and State, and all funds apportioned
to said district from the available fund shall also be paid
county depository to be placed to the credit of said district.
SEC. 6. All funds shall be paid out upon the order of the board
of trustees of said district by vouchers signed by the president
and secretary of said district and approved by the county superintendent
of said Jim Wells County.
SEC. 7. Immediately upon the passage of this Act the trustees
named herein shall immediately qualify and organize by electing
a president and secretary.
SEC. 8. At all school elections, the Ben Bolt Independent
School District shall have the right to vote as a common school
district for the members of the county board of school trustees.
SEC. 9. The short time there will remain from the passage of
this Act till the opening of schools in September and that the
bonds and taxes must be voted and a house built creates an emergency
and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23], book, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15499/m1/31/?rotate=90: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .