Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7241 Page: 3 of 9

Honorable r. E. Gates - page 3
district whioh has forty-ftive percent (45%) or more
of its area submerged. Districts maintaining a
school at home and having less than an average of
one enumerated scholastic per square mile are exempt
from said min"mu sholastie requirement and are eli-
gible for aid for o;ly one teacher unless a geographi-
cal barrier necessitates the operation of two schools
for the same race in said district, suoh geographloal
barrier 'to be determined by the ttate department of
Education ard subject to the approval of the Legisla-
tire Aecountant. If they can show budgetary need
therefor, all other districts baring less than said
minimum scholastic requirement shall be eligible for
only tuition and transportation aid to the nearest ao-
credited school on enumerated soabolastis whose grades
are not taught in euch district.
'All school districts in this state which have re-
ceived transportation aid-only on a transportation bud-
get, during the biennium ending August 31, 1945, not-
withstanding any of the provisions of any preceding or
subsequent provision of this Act, shall be authorized
to receive the same type of aid which it formerly re-
ceived to the extent of Two Dollars (t2.00) per month
per pupil on upils actually transported who live two
and one-half (2 1/2) miles or sere from the school to
which they are transported, provided it can show trans-
portation budgetary need therefore.
Provided that school districts in counties having
a scholastic population equivalent to one-half of one
pupil per square mile or less in the entire county ray
be exempt from the average daily attendance requirement
and the teacherpupil quota requirement of this tAt, if...
it is so recommended by the State Superintendent of Pub-
lie Instruction and approved by the Legislative Account-
ant, for the purpose of maintaining a high ehool of six-
teen affiliated units, with seven teachers; but in no
instance may the eost to the equalization fund exceed
Twenty-five Dollars ($2R.00) per pupil in asuoh district.
'Neo sbool district will be eligible for any type
of aid, exeoopt tuition aid, under the provisions of this
Act, which pays any salary above those specified In this
Act f rom any state, local, or Feder funds whatsoever
except Federal funds, .used to .supplement salaries of Vo-

national Agriculture, H ome Economics and Trade aend Indus-
tries teachers, and funds from the Federal Lanham Act.

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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-7241, text, May 28, 1946; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth264518/m1/3/ocr/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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