The Laws of Texas, 1925 [Volume 23] Page: 55 of 822
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SPECIAL LAWS. 43.
CREATING AND INCORPORATING THE FRENCH INDEPENDENT
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN JEFFERSON
H. B. No. 7.] CHAPTER 22.
An Act creating and incorporating French Independent School District,
in Jefferson County, Texas; defining its boundaries; prescribing the
manner of changing and modifying the boundaries of said school district;
conferring upon said school district, except as otherwise provided
in this Act, all the rights, powers, privileges and duties as are conferred
and imposed by the General Laws of the State of Texas upon
independent school districts; providing for a board of trustees to consist
of five persons, and prescribing the qualifications and terms of
office for members thereof; vesting said trustees, and board of trustees,
except as otherwise provided in this Act, with all the rights, powers,
privileges and duties as are conferred and imposed by the General Laws
of this State upon trustees and boards of trustees of independent school
districts; vesting the management and control of the public free
schools in said school district in the board of trustees as provided in
this Act; providing for the election of a board of trustees and their
successors in office; providing that said board of trustees shall be a
body politic and corporate in law, and as such, may contract and be
contracted with, may sue and be sued, may plead and be impleaded,.
and may receive any gift, grant, donation or devise made to and for
the use and benefit of the public free schools in said school district;
vesting in said school district, its board of trustees and their successors
in office with absolute title to all properties and school funds
heretofore vested in, belonging to and accrued to the heretofore existing
Common School District No. 5 of Jefferson County, Texas; validating
all bond and maintenance taxes heretofore voted, authorized
and levied in and for said heretofore existing school district and continuing
the same in full force and effect until modified or abolished as
provided in this Act; validating all bonds authorized, issued and assumed
by and upon behalf of said heretofore existing school district;
providing that this Act shall not impair or invalidate any bonds, contracts,
obligations and debts of said heretofore existing school district;
providing that all bonds, contracts, obligations and indebtedness of
said heretofore existing school district shall constitute valid and
binding obligations upon said school district as created by this Act,
and that the same shall be assumed, paid off and discharged by the
school district as created by this Act; providing for an assessor and
collector of taxes and the compensation and fees that shall be paid
thereunder; providing for a secretary of said board of trustees and
the compensation to be paid thereunder; providing for suitable offices,
books, furniture and office equipment for said secretary and said assessor
and collector of taxes; providing for the transportation of school
children; providing that this Act shall, except as herein otherwise
provided, be cumulative of all the General Laws of the State of Texas
applicable to independent school districts, and that in case of conflict
the provisions of this Act will and shall control; repealing all
laws and parts of laws of this State in so far as they are or may be
in conflict with this Act; providing that in case any clause, section or
sections of this Act shall be held by the courts to be unconstitutional
or ineffective, such decision by the courts shall not effect or invalidate
the remaining sections and provisions of this Act; and declaring an
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That there is hereby created and established in
Jefferson County, Texas, an incorporation for free school pur-
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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/m1/55/: accessed January 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .