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V.T.C.A., Education Code § 33.084

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

SUBTITLE F. CURRICULUM, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES

CHAPTER 33. SERVICE PROGRAMS AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

SUBCHAPTER D. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

§ 33.084. Interscholastic League Advisory Council

(a) The interscholastic league advisory council is composed of:

(1) two members of the State Board of Education appointed by the chair of the board;

(2) a member of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house;

(3) a member of the senate appointed by the lieutenant governor;

(4) two members of the legislative council of the University Interscholastic League appointed by the chairman of the council;

(5) two public school board members appointed by the commissioner; and

(6) three members of the public appointed by the commissioner.

(b) A member of the advisory council serves at the will of the member's appointing authority.

(c) In appointing public members to the advisory council, the commissioner shall give special consideration to students, parents of students, and teachers.

(d) The advisory council shall select a chair from among its members and shall meet at the call of the chair.

(e) The advisory council shall review the rules of the University Interscholastic League and shall make recommendations relating to the rules to the governor, the legislature, the legislative council of the University Interscholastic League, and the State Board of Education.

(f) A member of the advisory council may not receive compensation but is entitled to reimbursement from the University Interscholastic League for transportation expenses and the per diem allowance for state employees in accordance with the General Appropriations Act.

(g) The advisory council shall study:

(1) University Interscholastic League policy with respect to the eligibility of students to participate in programs;

(2) geographic distribution of University Interscholastic League resources and programs; and

(3) gender equity.

(h) An action of the University Interscholastic League relating to the provision of additional programs of school districts may not be taken pending submission of a final report by the advisory council.

 

 V.T.C.A., Education Code § 11.052

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

SUBTITLE C. LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE

CHAPTER 11. SCHOOL DISTRICTS

SUBCHAPTER C. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT—GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 11.052. Single-Member Trustee Districts

(a) The board of trustees of an independent school district, on its own motion, may order that trustees of the district are to be elected from single- member trustee districts or that not fewer than 70 percent of the members of the board of trustees are to be elected from single-member trustee districts with the remaining trustees to be elected from the district at large. Before adopting the order, the board must:

(1) hold a public hearing at which registered voters of the district are given an opportunity to comment on whether or not they favor the election of trustees in the manner proposed by the board; and

(2) publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper that has general circulation in the district, not later than the seventh day before the date of the hearing.

(b) An order of the board adopted under Subsection (a) must be entered not later than the 120th day before the date of the first election at which all or some of the trustees are elected from single-member trustee districts.

(c) If at least 15 percent or 15,000 of the registered voters of the school district, whichever is less, sign and present to the board of trustees a petition requesting submission to the voters of the proposition that trustees of the district be elected from single-member trustee districts or that not fewer than 70 percent of the members of the board of trustees be elected from single-member trustee districts with the remaining trustees to be elected from the district at large, the board shall order that the appropriate proposition be placed on the ballot at the first regular election of trustees held after the 120th day after the date the petition is submitted to the board. The proposition must specify the number of trustees to be elected from single- member districts. Beginning with the first regular election of trustees held after an election at which a majority of the registered voters voting approve the proposition, trustees of the district shall be elected in the manner prescribed by the approved proposition.

(d) If single-member trustee districts are adopted or approved as provided by this section, the board shall divide the school district into the appropriate number of trustee districts, based on the number of members of the board that are to be elected from single-member trustee districts, and shall number each trustee district. The trustee districts must be compact and contiguous and must be as nearly as practicable of equal population. In a district with 150,000 or more students in average daily attendance, the boundary of a trustee district may not cross a county election precinct boundary except at a point at which the boundary of the school district crosses the county election precinct boundary. Trustee districts must be drawn not later than the 90th day before the date of the first election of trustees from single-member districts.

(e) Residents of each trustee district are entitled to elect one trustee to the board. A trustee elected to represent a trustee district at the first election of trustees must be a resident of the district the trustee represents not later than: (1) the 90th day after the date election returns are canvassed; or (2) the 60th day after the date of a final judgment in an election contest filed concerning that trustee district. After the first election of trustees from single-member trustee districts, a candidate for trustee representing a single-member trustee district must be a resident of the district the candidate seeks to represent. A person appointed to fill a vacancy in a trustee district must be a resident of that trustee district. A trustee vacates the office if the trustee fails to move into the trustee district the trustee represents within the time provided by this subsection or ceases to reside in the district the trustee represents. A candidate for trustee representing the district at large must be a resident of the district.

(f) At the first election at which some or all of the trustees are elected from trustee districts and after each redistricting, all positions on the board shall be filled. The trustees then elected shall draw lots for staggered terms as provided by Section 11.059.

(g) Not later than the 90th day before the date of the first regular school board election at which trustees may officially recognize and act on the last preceding federal census, the board shall redivide the district into the appropriate number of trustee districts if the census data indicates that the population of the most populous district exceeds the population of the least populous district by more than 10 percent. Redivision of the district shall be in the manner provided for division of the district under Subsection (d).

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 24.04-App.

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

TITLE 2--APPENDIX--FORMER CHAPTERS WITH CONTINUED APPLICATION

CHAPTER 24. MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

§ 24.04. Selection of Trustees

(a) The trustees of a municipal school district are elected as provided in Chapter 23 of this code unless a municipal school district qualifies for a different method of choosing trustees under Subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Municipal school districts for which the trustees have heretofore been selected by appointment of the city council or board of aldermen are authorized to continue to choose their trustees by appointment of either two or three trustees each year, the number depending on that required to maintain a board of seven members, each appointed for a term of three years, unless and until that authority is removed under the provisions of Subsection (c) of this section.

(c) Any municipal school district in which the trustees are appointed by the city council or board of aldermen, as provided in Subsection (b) of this section, may discontinue that method of selection and provide for the election of school trustees by the following procedure:

(1) A petition signed by 25 percent of the voters of the city or town, the number to be ascertained by the ballots cast at the last regular city election, requesting an election to determine whether or not the school affairs of the city or town shall be directed by an elected school board shall be presented to the mayor;

(2) On receipt of such a petition, the mayor shall order an election to be held on the proposition;

(3) The election shall be conducted according to the general law regulating elections in the city or town; and

(4) If a majority of the votes cast at the election favor the selection of school trustees by election, the mayor shall immediately order an election for the purpose of choosing a board of seven trustees; and the election shall be conducted in the manner provided in Section 23.08, governing the election of trustees of independent school districts; and the terms of the elected trustees shall be determined by lot as upon the creation of an independent

school district as provided in Section 23.11 of this code.

 

V.T.C.A., Government Code § 573.041

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

GOVERNMENT CODE

TITLE 5. OPEN GOVERNMENT; ETHICS

SUBTITLE B. ETHICS

CHAPTER 573. DEGREES OF RELATIONSHIP; NEPOTISM PROHIBITIONS

SUBCHAPTER C. NEPOTISM PROHIBITIONS

§ 573.041. Prohibition Applicable to Public Official

A public official may not appoint, confirm the appointment of, or vote for the appointment or confirmation of the appointment of an individual to a position that is to be directly or indirectly compensated from public funds or fees of office if:

(1) the individual is related to the public official within a degree described by Section 573.002; or

(2) the public official holds the appointment or confirmation authority as a member of a state or local board, the legislature, or a court and the individual is related to another member of that board, legislature, or court within a degree described by Section 573.002.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2700d-23

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

CIVIL STATUTES

TITLE 49--EDUCATION--PUBLIC

CHAPTER ELEVEN--COUNTY SCHOOLS

2. SUPERINTENDENT

Art. 2700d-23. Expenses of superintendent and trustees in administration of scholastic affairs in certain counties

In each county of this State with a population of not less than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty (30,920) and not more than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five (30,925), and in counties having a population of not less than fourteen thousand, four hundred and sixty (14,460) and not more than fourteen thousand, four hundred and sixty-five (14,465), and in counties having a population of not less than seven thousand, one hundred (7,100) and not more than seven thousand, one hundred and twenty-five (7,125), as shown by the Federal Census last preceding such action, the County School Board of

Trustees is hereby authorized to set aside from the Available School Funds of the county, in accordance wtih the provisions of the General Law governing the assessment for the support of the County Superintendent's Office, an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Dollars ($600) to defray the expenses of the County Superintendent and County School Board of Trustees of such counties in the administration of the scholastic affairs of the county.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 17.02-App.

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

TITLE 2--APPENDIX--FORMER CHAPTERS WITH CONTINUED APPLICATION

CHAPTER 17. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER A. COUNTY GOVERNING BODY

§ 17.02. Composition of County Governing Board

(a) Unless otherwise provided by law, the board of county school trustees or county board of education shall be composed of five members, one of whom shall be elected from each of the four commissioners precincts of the county by the qualified voters of such precincts, and one from the county at large by the qualified voters of the county. Each shall be elected for a term of two years. Two members shall be elected in one year and three members shall be elected in the alternate year.

(b) In those counties with a population in excess of 350,000, the board of county school trustees shall consist of seven members, three of whom shall be elected from the county at large and one from each commissioners precinct. The trustees' first terms shall be fixed by lot, with two drawing to serve two years, two for four years, and three for six years. Thereafter, each member shall serve six years, with either two or three members elected every two years, the number depending upon that needed to bring the board to seven members.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 17.03-App.

§ 17.03. Elections

(a) This section does not apply to the election of county school trustees in a county with a population of two million or more according to the most recent federal census.

(b) Elections of county school trustees or members of the county board of education shall be held in accordance with Section 9b, Texas Election Code (Article 2.01b, Vernon's Texas Election Code).

(c) Election officers appointed to hold the election for district trustees in each school district shall hold the regular election for county school trustees or county board members.

(d) In elections for county school trustees or county board members, all candidate applications for a place on the ballot must be filed with the county judge not later than 5 p.m. of the 45th day before the day of election. An application may not be filed earlier than the 30th day before the date of the filing deadline.

(e) The order for such elections must be made by the county judge at least 30 days prior to election day and must designate as voting places within each common or independent school district the same places at which votes are cast for the district trustees.

(f) It shall be no valid objection that the voters of a commissioners precinct are required by operation of this section to cast their ballots at a polling place outside the commissioners precinct of their residence.

(g) Election returns shall be made to the county clerk within five days after the election is held. Such returns shall be delivered by the clerk to the commissioners court at its first meeting thereafter, and that body shall canvass the returns and declare the results as in other elections.

(h) After the newly-elected trustees or county board members have taken and filed with the county clerk the official oath of office, the clerk shall issue their commissions impressed with the seal of the commissioners court.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 17.031-App.

§ 17.031. Elections in Counties of Two Million or More

In a county with a population of two million or more, according to the most recent federal census, the county school trustees are elected at the general election for state and county officers, and the office of county school trustee is considered a county office for purposes of nomination and election and for the commencement of the term of office.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 17.04-App.

§ 17.04. Vacancies

Any vacancy on a board of county school trustees or a county board of education shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by the remaining trustees or board members.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 17.05-App.

§ 17.05. Qualifications for Office

County school trustees or members of county boards of education must meet the following qualifications:

(1) They must be qualified voters of the county from which they are elected;

(2) The four persons representing commissioners precincts must each reside in the precinct from which he is elected;

(3) They must possess good moral character;

(4) They must be able to read and speak the English language;

(5) They must be persons of good education and in sympathy with the public free schools;

(6) They must not be connected with the public schools of any district, either as an official or as an employee.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 22.03-App.

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

EDUCATION CODE

TITLE 2. PUBLIC EDUCATION

TITLE 2--APPENDIX--FORMER CHAPTERS WITH CONTINUED APPLICATION

CHAPTER 22. COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICTS

§ 22.03. Terms of Common School District Trustees

(a) At all elections following that at which the common school district is first organized, each common school district trustee shall be elected for a term of three years, except as otherwise provided by this section.

(b) At the first election following the creation of a common school district, the qualified voters shall elect three trustees, who shall determine their terms by lot with the trustees drawing numbers. The trustee drawing number one shall serve for a term of one year, the trustee drawing number two shall serve for a term of two years, and the trustee drawing number three shall serve for a term of three years.

(c) At each annual election following the first, one trustee shall be elected who shall serve for three years or until his successor is elected and has qualified.

(d) The term of each trustee shall begin on May 1 following his election.

(e) Any vacancy shall be filled by the county school trustees or county board of education for the remainder of the unexpired term in which the vacancy occurs.

 

V.T.C.A., Education Code § 22.06-App.

§ 22.06. Removal for Lack of Qualifications

(a) If any person elected or appointed to serve as trustee of a common or common consolidated school district does not in the opinion of the county superintendent possess the qualifications prescribed by law, the county superintendent shall refuse to recognize the person and shall make a written request, within 20 days after such election, to the county attorney or district attorney, if there be no county attorney, to institute and prosecute suit in the name of the state for the removal of the trustee.

(b) On good cause shown, within the discretion of the court where such suit is pending, it shall be lawful to enjoin and restrain such person from acting as trustee during the pendency of the suit.

(c) It shall be lawful to summon the elected trustee before the court in the trial of the cause and there to examine him as to his qualifications to serve as trustee.

(d) The hearing shall be conducted under rules applicable to the trial of civil actions generally and, if the elected trustee is found to be disqualified, the court shall declare the office vacant.

(e) Whenever a person is enjoined from acting as trustee, pending trial by the court, the county school trustees or county board of education for the common school district or the board of trustees for the common consolidated school district shall appoint a suitable person to act as trustee during the enjoinder, and if the trustee enjoined is, by judgment of the court, removed from office, then trustee appointed shall continue to serve for the unexpired term.

(f) Whenever a trustee is removed from office by judgment of the court without an injunction previously having been issued, the county school trustees or county board of education for the common school district or the board of trustees for the common consolidated school district shall appoint a suitable person to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2676a

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

CIVIL STATUTES

TITLE 49--EDUCATION--PUBLIC

CHAPTER ELEVEN--COUNTY SCHOOLS

1. TRUSTEES

Art. 2676a. Election of county board of school trustees in counties of 100,000 to 200,000

Sec. 1. From and after the effective date of this Act in any county in this State having a population of not less than 191,500 and not more than 200,000, according to the last preceding federal census, the general management and control of the public free schools and high schools in each county unless otherwise provided by law shall be vested in five (5) county school trustees elected from the county, one of whom shall be elected from the county at large by the qualified voters of the county and one from each commissioners precinct by the qualified voters of each commissioners precinct, who shall hold office for a term of two (2) years. The time for such election shall be the first Saturday in April of each year; the order for the election of county school trustees to be made by the County Judge at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of said election, and which order shall designate as voting places or places at which votes are cast for the district trustees of said common and independent school districts, respectively. The election officers appointed to hold the election for district trustees in each of said school districts, respectively, shall hold this election for county school trustees.

Sec. 2. It shall be no valid objection that the voters of a commissioners precinct are required by the operation of this Act to cast their ballots at a polling place outside the commissioners precinct of their residence.

Sec. 3. The Commissioners Court of each county within the scope of Section 1 shall appoint county school trustees to serve until the first regularly scheduled election as provided herein.

Sec. 4. All five (5) county school trustees shall be elected at the first regulary scheduled election. Two (2) of the trustees elected at this election shall serve initial terms of one (1) year. Two (2) or three (3) county school trustees shall thereafter be elected, alternately, at each subsequent election. The county school trustees shall draw lots to determine which two (2) shall serve initial terms of one (1) year.

Sec. 5. All vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by appointment of the remaining trustees.

Sec. 6. The county judge of each such county shall continue to perform, without additional compensation, duties formerly constituting the role of the county superintendent. The Commissioners Court shall provide funds for secretarial and stenographic assistance to the county judge in performing these duties.

Sec. 7. The county school trustees shall not detach territory from any independent school district in such county and annex such territory to another independent school district without the prior consent of the school trustees of the district from which such territory is being detached as well as the prior consent of the school trustees of the district to which such detached territory is to be annexed.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2676c

Art. 2676c. Election of county school trustees in counties of 2,000,000 or more

Elections for county school trustees in certain counties

Section 1. This Act applies to the elections for county school trustees in all counties having a population of 2,000,000 or more, according to the last preceding federal census.

Date of election

Sec. 2. The election for county school trustees shall be held on the first Saturday in April of each odd-numbered year, or on the first Saturday in October of those years as designated by the order of the board of county school trustees.

Order for election

Sec. 3. The order for election shall be made by the board of county school trustees at least 30 days before the date the election is to be held, and shall define the voting precincts and name the judges of election.

Notice of election

Sec. 4. The board of county school trustees shall give notice of an election by posting a notice in each of three public places in the county, one of which shall be at the courthouse door, or by publishing a notice more than 20 days before the date of the election at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, or by both publication and posting.

Election officers

Sec. 5. So far as possible, the board of county school trustees shall designate the election officers holding the election for local trustees in each of the school districts in the county as the officers to hold the election for county school trustees.

Expenses of holding an election

Sec. 6. All expenses of holding an election shall be paid out of the administration funds under the jurisdiction of the board of county school trustees.

Declaration of election results

Sec. 7. The officers holding an election shall report the returns of the election to the secretary of the board of county school trustees at his office in the courthouse in the county seat immediately after the election is held. The board of county school trustees shall declare the results of an election within 10 days after the holding of an election.

Candidate for county school trustee; application; eligibility

Sec. 8. (a) Any person desiring to have his name printed on the ballot as a candidate for the office of county school trustee shall file his written application with the secretary of the board of county school trustees at least 15 days before the date of the election.

(b) No person is eligible to be a candidate unless he is a qualified elector in the State of Texas.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2687b

Art. 2687b. Meetings in counties of 130,000 to 133,000 population

In all counties in Texas having a population of not less than one hundred and thirty thousand (130,000) and not more than one hundred and thirty-three thousand (133,000), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each month on the first Monday of each month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at such other times when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees or at the instance of any three (3) members of said Board and the County Superintendent; the meeting place to be at the County Courthouse and in the office of the County Superintendent, or at such other place in the County Courthouse as may be designed by the President of said Board of County School Trustees. Each County School Trustee shall be paid Six Dollars ($6) per day for the time spent in attending said meetings, not exceeding twenty-four (24) days in any one year. Such compensation shall be paid out of the school administration fund of said county by warrants drawn against such fund as the law now provides, after the approval of this Act.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2687c

Art. 2687c. Meetings in counties of 48,800 to 50,400; compensation

Section 1. In all counties in Texas having a population of not less than forty-eight thousand, eight hundred (48,800) and not more than fifty thousand, four hundred (50,400) inhabitants, according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each month on the first Monday in each month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at such other time when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees, or at the instance of any three (3) members of said Board and the County Superintendent, the meeting place to be at the county seat and in the office of the County Superintendent, or at such other place in the county courthouse as may be designated by the President of said Board of County School Trustees. Each County School Trustee shall be paid Five Dollars ($5) per day for the time spent in attending such meeting not to exceed twenty-four (24) days in any one year. Such compensation shall be paid out of the school administration fund of each county by warrants drawn against such fund as the law now provides, after the approval of this Act.

Sec. 2. The provisions of this Act shall be cumulative of all laws on the subject of this Act when not in conflict herewith, but in case of conflict the provisions of this Act shall control and be effective. All laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2687d

Art. 2687d. Meetings of trustees in certain counties; compensation

Section 1. In all counties in this State having a population of not less than fifty thousand, nine hundred and fifty (50,950) nor more than fifty-one thousand, one hundred (51,100), all counties having a population of not less than thirty-four thousand (34,000) nor more than thirty-five thousand (35,000), and all counties having a population of not less than twenty-nine thousand, two hundred and twenty-five (29,225) nor more than twenty-nine thousand, two hundred and forty (29,240), according to the last preceding Federal Census, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each quarter on the first Monday in August, November, February, and May, or as soon thereafter as is practicable, or such meetings may be held on the first Monday in each month and at such other times when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees or at the instance of any two (2) members of such Board and the County Superintendent.

The meeting place shall be at the county seat, and, if convenient, in the office of the County Superintendent. Each Trustee shall be paid Four Dollars ($4) per day for the time spent in attending such meetings, not to exceed twenty-five (25) days in any one year, to be paid out of the State and County Available School Fund by warrant drawn on the order of the County Superintendent and signed by the President of the Board of County School Trustees, after approval of the account, properly sworn to by the President of the Board of County School Trustees.

Sec. 1a. In all counties in this State having a population of not less than twenty-three thousand and five (23,005) nor more than twenty-three thousand, three hundred (23,300), according to the last available Federal Census as same now exists or may hereafter exist, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each month on the first Monday in each month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at such other times when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees, or at the instance of any three (3) members of said Board and the County Superintendent; the meeting place to be at the county seat and in the office of the County Superintendent, or at such other place in the County Courthouse as may be designated by the President of said Board of County School Trustees. Each County School Trustee shall be paid Five Dollars ($5) per day for the time spent in attending such meetings, not to exceed fifteen (15) days in any one year. Such compensation shall be paid out of the school administration fund of each county by warrants drawn against such fund as the law now provides, after the approval of this Act.

Sec. 1b. In all counties in this State having a population of not less than thirty-one thousand, eight hundred and thirty (31,830), nor more than thirty- two thousand, nine hundred and forty-one (32,941), according to the last available Federal Census as same now exists and may hereafter exist, the County School Trustees shall hold meetings once each month on the first Monday in each month, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at such other times when called by the President of the Board of County School Trustees, or at the instance of any three (3) members of said Board and the County Superintendent; the meeting place to be at the county seat and in the office of the County Superintendent, or at such other place in the County Courthouse as may be designated by the President of said Board of County School Trustees. Each County School Trustee shall be paid Four Dollars ($4) per day for the time spent in attending such meeting, not to exceed eighteen (18) days in any one year. Such compensation shall be paid out of the school administration fund of each county by warrants drawn against such fund as the law now provides, after the approval of this Act.

Sec. 2. The provisions of this Act shall be cumulative of all existing laws on this subject when not in conflict herewith. All laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith are repealed.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2740d

VERNON'S TEXAS STATUTES AND CODES ANNOTATED

CIVIL STATUTES

TITLE 49--EDUCATION--PUBLIC

CHAPTER TWELVE--COUNTY UNIT SYSTEM

Art. 2740d. County Board of Education in certain counties

Membership; term

Section 1. The general management, supervision and control of the public free schools of counties with a population of not less than eighty thousand (80,000) and not more than one hundred thirty thousand (130,000) according to the latest Federal Census, shall be vested in a County Board of Education. The County Board of Education shall be composed of seven (7) members to be elected at the District School Trustee Election on the 1st Saturday in April, one of whom shall be elected by the qualified voters from each Commissioner's Precinct, and three (3) from the county at large, by the qualified voters of the county. All of said members shall serve for a term of three (3) years; provided that in those counties not now having seven (7) trustees, the present County Board shall appoint two (2) trustees at large to serve for a period of three (3) years. The two (2) members who were elected on the 1st Saturday in April, 1930, shall serve until April 30, 1933, or until their successors are elected and qualified. On the 1st Saturday in April, 1931, at the District School Trustee Election five (5) County School Trustees shall be elected, two (2) from the Commissioner's Precinct whose terms expire in 1931 to serve until April 30, 1932, or until their successors are elected and qualified, and three (3) from the county at large, to serve for a period of three (3) years. Annually hereafter on the 1st Saturday in April either two (2) trustees or three (3) trustees, shall be elected for a term of three (3) years.

Organization

Sec. 2. The County Board of Education of such counties shall, at their first meeting in May of each year organize by electing one member of the Board as president, and one as vice-president to preside in the absence of the president; and they shall hold such other meetings as are not provided by law and the rules and methods of procedure generally adopted by deliberative bodies

for their government shall be observed. Five members present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum to do business.

Qualification

Sec. 3. The County Board of Trustees shall be composed of persons of good moral character, high ideals of citizenship, and who are interested in public education. No person connected with the public schools of any district in such county either as an official or as an employee shall be eligible to serve on said County Board of Trustees.

Vacancies

Sec. 4. All vacancies arising from death, resignation, or removal from the county shall be filled by the other members of the Board of Education, and such an appointee shall fill out the unexpired term.

Payment

Sec. 5. The members of the County Board of Education shall receive $5.00 per

day for the time spent in attending meetings, to be paid in the same manner and from the same funds as is now provided by law; provided that they may not be allowed pay for more than 20 days in any one year.

 

Vernon's Ann.Texas Civ.St. Art. 2740h

Art. 2740h. Compensation of members of board of county school trustees in counties of 8,470 to 8,480 population

In all counties having a total population of not more than thirty thousand, nine hundred and twenty-five (30,925) and not less than thirty thousand, nine hundred and fifteen (30,915), according to the last preceding Federal Census, and at the same time in those counties having a scholastic population of not more than eight thousand, four hundred and eighty (8,480) and not less than eight thousand, four hundred and seventy (8,470), according to the latest scholastic census as contained in the Public School Directory of the State Department of Education, the salary of a member of a county board of school trustees shall be Five Dollars ($5) per day, provided that not more than twelve (12) meetings shall be held in any fiscal year for which reimbursement is paid.