The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 35 of 1,648
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SPECIAL LAWS. 25
"4X" are taken from Gomez Independent School District in Terry
SEC. 2. The management and control of the public free schools
in said independent school district is hereby vested in a 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
justidict'oni and may receive any gift, grant, donation or devise
made to or for the use and benefit of the public free schools of said
SEC. 4 The board of trustees of said district shall manage and
control the public free schools therein to the exclusion of every
other authority except in so far as the State Superintendent of Publie
Instruction and the State Board of Education may be vested by
law with general supervisory authority to instruct sa:d board.
SEC. 5. As soon as may be practicable after the taking effect of
this Act the county judge of Terry County shall order an election
for the purpose of electing seven trustees to serve as trustees of said
independent school district, herebtc 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 until the regular
election of trustees of independent school districts to be held in the
year 1923. 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 1924. 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 6. Before any trustee enters upon the discharge of his office,
lie 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 Terry County.
Texas, and after all subsequent elections with the president or chairman
of the board of trustees of said independent school district
SEC. 7 The board of trusteeQ chosen under this Act shall meet
within ten davs after election. or as soon Ihereafter as mav be practicable
the purncse. cf cro'anl7inl. A mijoritv of said board shall
constitute a ouorum for the transaction of any business. except levyino
taxes and ordering bond elections. when two-thirds of the trustees
shall constitute a omorum; 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
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