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T E AnTORNEY GENERAL
AU TIN 11, TEXAs
A7"rOYIY [IFNRR tJune 11, 1953
Hon. Allan Shivers Letter Opinion No. MS-61
Governor of Texas
Capitol Station Re: The effect of House Bill 27,
Austin 11, Texas 53rd Legislature, an act pre-
scribing the method for deter-
mining the affiliated unit
eligibility of school districts
in counties declared to be in
Dear Governor: drought disaster areas.
You have requested the opinion of this office con-
erning the application and effect of House Bill 274, 53rd Leg-
islature. The applicable section of the bill reads:
"Section 2. Provided that for the school
year 1953-54, and any subsequent scholastic
year as herein provided, that within any
county which has been declared a disaster
area by the President of the United States
or his agent as a result of long and con-
tinued drought, a school district which has
suffered a loss in its scholastic population
in excess of fifteen per cent (15%), to be
determined by comparing its official scholas-
tic population for the 1953-54 school year with
its official scholastic population for the
1951-52 school year, may retain the same number
of affiliated units as were earned on the basis
of average daily attendance established in the
school year 1951-52. Such district shall con-
tinue an affiliated unit eligibility at this
determined level until such time as the county
which has jurisdiction of the school district
has been removed from the disaster list by the
above designated Federal Agency provided that
in no event shall the eligibility of the dis-
trict be reduced within a school year. Pro-
vided further, that for the ensuing school
years after the county of jurisdiction of the
school district has been removed from the
drought list, the district will remain eligible
for affiliated units based on the average daily
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