The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31] Page: 79 of 1,313
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FORTY-FIFTH LEGISLATUR--FIRST CALLED SESSION. 1807
lation of not less than thirty thousand (30,000) nor more than
thirty thousand and one hundred (30,100), according to the last
preceding Federal Census, the salary of the County Superintendent
of Public Instruction shall be not less than Twentyseven
Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750) nor more than Three
Thousand Dollars ($3,000) per annum, the amount of which
salary shall be fixed by the order of the County Board of Education
for the respective county.
Subsection 1. In making the annual per capita apportionment
to the public free schools, the County Board of Education
of each such county mentioned in Section 1 of this Act shall
also make an annual allowance out of the State and County
Available School Fund not exceeding the sum of Three Thousand
Dollars ($3,000) for the salary of the County Superintendent
of Public Instruction and Six Hundred Dollars ($600)
for traveling expenses incidental to and necessary in the administration
of the County Superintendent's office annually,
and the same shall be prorated to the schools in said county in
proportion to the scholastic population of each school district
in each of said respective counties, and the Commissioners Court
of each of said counties may expend out of the General Fund
of said county not to exceed Three Hundred Dollars ($300) per
annum to defray the office expense for stamps, stationery, telephone
and printing incidental to and necessary in the efficient
administration of the schools in said counties respectively.
Subsection 2. The salary and traveling expenses provided
for herein shall be paid monthly on the order of the County
Board of Education; provided that the salary for the month of
September shall not be paid until the County Superintendent
submits a certificate from the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction showing that all reports required have been made
to the State Department of Education. That the office expense
provided herein shall be paid by the County Treasurer on the
order of the Commissioners Court as said expenses may be incurred.
SEC. 3. All laws or parts of laws heretofore enacted which
are in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
SEC. 4. The fact that the County Superintendents of Public
Instruction in the counties named in this Act have numerous
teachers and school districts that require much travel in the
performance of the duties incumbent upon the office of the
County Superintendent to execute efficiently a progressive school
program in each of said counties, renders the said salary and
expense allowances inadequate and out of proportion to the
labor and responsibility attached to each of said offices, and
creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity that.
the Constitutional Rule requiring bills to be read on three
several days be and it is hereby suspended, and this Act shall
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1937-1939 [Volume 31], book, 1939; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth18824/m1/79/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .