The Laws of Texas, 1923-1925 [Volume 22] Page: 63 of 1,648
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SPECIAL LAWS. 53
other authority except insofar as the State Superintendent of Public
Instructions and the State Board of Education may be vested by
law with general supervisory authority to instruct said board.
SFC. 5. As soon as may be practicable after the taking effect
of this Act the county judge of Yoakum County, shall order an
election for the purpose of electing seven trustees to serve as trustees
of said independent school district, hereby created, whose terins 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 classe,. 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 hall hiavebeen
duly elected and qualified; and the three nmeinhers drawing
the numbers, five, six and seven shall serve until the regullar election
of trustees of independent school districts to be lield in tie
year 1924, and until their successors shall Lave been (ulv elecled
and regularly thereafter each year f',,ur trust ee'
three trustees shall be elected for a term of two years, to sucieed
the trustees whose teriis shall at that lime expire
SEC (. Pefore any trustee enters upon tIie ldisellargec o hlis
office. he shall qualify by taking and subscribing the oath of office
provided by the Constitution of this State. which oath after the
first pleetion shall be filed withl thle countv
iidle of Yoakulm (Cointv,
Texas, and after all subsequent elc tions with tlle pes';lcldt or
chairman of the 1oard of trustees of said nd(lpem(lnt s-hlool district
SEC. 7 The board of tlru;tees 'h,)sen under tins, \(ct shall meet
w-ithin ten daIvs after electioll or as oon thereafter ;ns imav be
practicable, for the purpose of )or!anizino. A imaorit
board shall constitute a qu(orlu for the transactioll of any lblsiness,
except levying' taxes a1nd ordering bond (lecti(os, ,whenl two)-tllirds
of the trustees shall constitute a (luorumii, and tiley shall c(1oose
from their number a president; and thlev shall choosee a secrelarY. a
treasurer' and an assessor and collector of taxes and( otlier necessary
officers and committees.
SEC 8. The trustees of said district hall have power to levv
anid collect an annual ad valorem tax of and not exeeedlin tei limit
a; now provided by law or as may hereafter be adopted. for the
maintenance of the public free schools therein, and a tax of :ind not
exceeding the limit a, now fixed by
law or as mlay
adopted on all the taxable property in said district for tlhe purpose
of erecting, construleting, repcirin ' and o ecnippinl'. ol either, of
public free school buildings within the limits of ,aid district. and
of purchasing sites therefor; provided, however. that the amount
of maintenance tax. together w\ith the bond tax of said district, shall
never exceed the constitutional limit as now fixed cr ,ls mlav hereafter
be adopted Said trustees shall have power to issue coupon
borcdq of said district for lmilding purposes, and to equipr sueh
buildings, which bonds shall be payable not exceeding forty years
from their date, in such sums as they sliall deem expedient. and
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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/m1/63/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .