The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23] Page: 34 of 822
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22 SPECIAL LAWS.
board of trustees which board shall be composed of seven persons,
resident citizens and qualified electors within said district,
who shall be elected and qualify as hereinafter set forth.
SEC. 3. The board of trustees of the said district shall be and
is hereby made a body politic and corporate in law, and as such
shall have power to contract and be contracted with, to sue and
be sued, to plead and be impleaded in any court of this State of
proper jurisdiction, and may receive any gift, grant, donation
or devise made to or for the use and benefit of the public free
schools of said district.
SEC. 4. As soon as may be practicable after the taking effect
of this Act the county judge of Lynn County shall order an
election for the purpose of electing seven trustees to serve as
trustees of said independent school district, hereby created,
whose terms of office shall be as follows; the terms of office of
the seven trustees chosen at the first election under this Act shall
be divided into two classes, and the members shall draw the different
classes; the four drawing the numbers one, two, three
and four shall serve the regular election of trustees of independent
school districts, to be held in the year 1925, and until their
successors shall have been duly elected and qualified; and the
three members drawing the numbers five, six and seven shall
serve until the regular election of trustees of independent school
districts to be held in the year 1926, and until their successors
shall have been duly elected and qualified; and regularly thereafter
each year four trustees and three trustees shall be elected
for a term of two years, to succeed the trustees whose terms
shall at that time expire.
SEC. 5. Before any trustee enters upon the discharge of his
office, he shall qualify by taking and subscribing the oath of
office provided by the Constitution of this State, which oath
after the first election shall be filed with the county judge of
Lynn County, Texas, and after all subsequent elections with the
president or chairman of the board of trustee of said independent
SEC. 6. The board of trustees chosen under this Act shall
meet within ten days after election, or as soon thereafter as may
be practicable, for the purpose of organizing. A majority of
Said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any
business, except levying taxes and ordering bond elections, when
two-thirds of the trustees shall constitute a quorum; and they
shall choose from their number a president; and they shall
choose a secretary, a treasurer, and an assessor and collector of
taxes and other necessary officers and committees.
SEC. 7. The trustees of said district shall have power to levy
and collect an annual ad valorem tax of and not exceeding the
limit as now provided by law or as may hereafter be adopted,
for the maintenance of the public free schools therein, and a tax
of and not exceeding the limit as now fixed by law or as may
hereafter be adopted on all the taxable property in said district
for the purpose of erecting, constructing, repairing and equipping,
or either, or public free school buildings within the limits
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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/m1/34/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .