The Laws of Texas, 1911 [Volume 15] Page: 1,308 of 1,455
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74 GENERAL LAWS OF TEXAS.
CREATING A STATE NORMAL SCHOOL BOARD OF REGENTS
FOR THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOLS
FOR WHITE TEACHERS.
H. B. No. 17.] CHAPTER 5.
An. Act to create a State Normal School Board of Regents for the State
Normal Schools for white teachers in the State of Texas; to provide
for the appointment of said Board; to define its duties and powers,
and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, and declaring
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. That immediately after the passage of this Act there
shall be appointed a board to be known as the State Normal School
Board of Regents, said board to be composed of the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction and five other members to be selected as
provided in Section 2 of this Act.
SEC. 2. Immediately after this Act shall go into effect, the Governor
shall, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint
four persons of good education and of high moral character,
known to be friendly to the normal schools of Texas, who, together
with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall constitute
the State Normal School Board of Regents for the control and management
of the State normal schools for white teachers in Texas.
SEC. 3. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be
ex-officio president of the State Normal School Board of Regents; and
the chief clerk of the State Department of Education shall be ex-officio
secretary of the said Board of Regents; and it shall be his duty to
to make and keep a record of the proceedings of all the meetings of
the board, and to perform such other clerical duties as said board may
impose upon him, but it is specifically provided that the said chief
clerk shall not be entitled to a vote in the transaction of the business
of the board..
SEC. 4. All appointive members of the Board of Regents shall be
appointed for a term of two years, and shall hold office until their
successors are appointed and qualified, and all vacancies on the
Board of Regents caused by death, resignation or otherwise, shall
be filled by appointment as provided in Section 2 of this Act; provided,
that if such vacancies occur when the Legislature is not in
session the Governor shall fill such vacancies by appointment subject
to ratification by the Senate at the next session of the Legislature.
SEC. 5. The Board of Regents shall be charged with the responsibility
of the general control and management of all State normal
schools for white teachers now established or that may be established
in the future in Texas, and shall have authority to erect, equip and
repair buildings; to purchase libraries, furniture, apparatus, fuel
and other necessary supplies; to employ and discharge presidents or
principals, teachers, treasurers and other employes; and to fix the
salaries of the persons so employed, it being made the duty of the
principal of each of the State normal schools to nominate annually
to the Board of Regents such professors, teachers, officials and assist
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1911 [Volume 15], book, 1911; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth9792/m1/1308/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .