The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 10 Page: 632
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General Laws of Texas.
average on the paper, and shall make to the county superintendent a separate
report, under oath, on the examination of each applicant, which
shall show the names of the members of the board conducting the examination,
and the number of credits allowed on each subject, and shall,
if they believe that the applicant has fairly observed the rules prescribed
for the examination, and if the applicant has made the grades and average
required, recommend that he shall receive a certificate of such class,
if any, as he may be entitled to, and shall deposit his papers with the
(b) The county superintendent shall, upon the request of any applicant
for second, first, or permanent certificate, made in writing before
the adjournment of the board of examiners, forward to the State Superintendent,
to be submitted to the State board of examiners hereinafter
provided, such applicant's papers, and the report of the county board of
examiners thereon, together with one dollar of the fee deposited with
him: Provided, that this shall not in any manner interfere with the issuance
of the proper county certificate to said applicant.
(c) The State board of examiners shall, at their next meeting after the
receipt of said papers and report, together with said fee of one dollar,
examine said papers and report thereon, and if they believe that the
papers are fairly and accurately graded, they shall make a report to the
State Superintendent and shall recommend that the county certificate
issued upon said examination be made valid in all the counties of the
State, and they shall notify said applicant of their action, who may forward
his county certificate to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
who may issue in lieu thereof another certificate of equal rank,
valid in all the counties of the State, and the State Superintendent shall
preserve a record of certificates thus issued by him .
Sec. 67. The county superintendent shall not act as a member of the
eounty board of examiners. He shall collect the examination fees, and
after paying out of the funds so received the expenses of the examination
and making the necessary remittances, if any, to the State Superintendent
for the State board of examiners, shall distribute the remainder
among the members of the county board of examiners conducting the examination.
Sec. 68. An applicant who takes the examination for a certificate of
any class and fails to pass, may receive a certificate of any lower rank to
which the examination grades on the subjects prescribed for such certificate
of lower rank may entitle him.
Sec. 69. Any person holding a second grade or first grade certificate
may, within one year after the date of issue, receive in lieu thereof a
certificate of the next higher class by taking the examination on the additional
subjects prescribed for such higher class certificate: Provided,
that such applicant's average grade on all subjects prescribed for such
higher class certificate, as shown by both examinations, shall not be less
than hereinbefore fixed, and the minimum grade on any subject shall not
be less than that hereinbefore provided: And provided further, that
said applicant shall possess all the other qualifications required by law
for persons receiving such certificate of such higher grade.
Sec. 70. It shall be the duty of every teacher in the public free schools
of this State to use the English language exclusively, and to conduct all
recitations and school exercises exclusively in the English language:
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 10, book, 1898; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6733/m1/634/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .