The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 53 of 1,648
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SPECIAL LAWS. 43
herein established, and the terms of office of the members of said
board of' trustees, shall expire under this Act on the days, and dates
as they would have expired under the now existing Paris Independent
School District, and their successors shall thereafter be electd as
provided by the Genral Laws of the State.
SEC. 4. That the contracts, obligations and outstanding indebtedness
relating to school purposes, save and except bonded indebtedness
of the city of Paris, for school purposes, and the indebtedness
of the Pails Independent School District as now existing, shall be
binding upon the Paris Independent School District as established~
by this: Act.
SEC. 5. All taxes, or other debts due to the city of Paris, for
school purposes or to the Paris Independent School District as heretofore
existing, are continued in full force and effect for the benefit
of the Paris Independent School District as established by this
SEC. 6. That the Paris Independent School District, as created
bv this Act, shall have and exercise, and is hereby vested with all
the rights, powers, privileges, and duties, of a town or village incorporated
under the General Laws of the State of Texas for free school
purposes only, except as herein otherwise may be provided, and
the board of trustees, in addition to the powers and duties herein
especially delegated to them, shall have and exercise, and they are
hereby vested and charged with, all the rights, powers, privileges
and duties conferred and imposed by the General Laws of this State
upon the board of trustees of independent school districts, created
and organized under the General Laws of this State.
SEC. 7. That the board of trustees of the Paris Independent
school district, as hereby created, shall have the power to purchase
grounds, erect buildings, repair school housesi, purchase supplies and
apparatus which they may deem necessary, employ and discharge
superintendents, principals and teachers of schools, and to do any
and all things necessary in the establishing and maintenance of said
Pariis Inendeedent School District and an efficient system of schools
in said district.
SEC. 8 That the said hoard of trlustoes shall also have authority
to provide for the school taxes of said district to be assessed by the
counlv assessor and collector. or to, have the school taxes of said
district assessed and collected by an asessor and collector appointed
by the board of trustees, and allow and pav to said assessor and
collector such compensation as now or' hereafter mav be provided
by law. And said board of trustees shall have authority also to
provide for the school taxes upon so much of the property of said
district as is located and situated within the corporate limits of the
citv of Paris, to be assessed and collected bv the assessor and colleetor
of taxes of said city, or by such an officer of said city who is
vested with the -power and duty of assessing and collecting the taxes
of said citv and may provide that the school taxes, upon property
situated without the corporate limits of the said city of Paris may be
assessed alnd collected by the county assessor and collector of Lamar
SEC. 9. The board of trustees of <aid Paris Independent School
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22], book, 1925; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15500/m1/53/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .