Section 16-34-1

Removal of illiteracy duty of State Board of Education.

The State Board of Education shall be charged with the responsibility for the removal of illiteracy in Alabama. It shall have the power to make research and to collect data and shall endeavor to enlist the services of any and all community agencies of the state for the removal of illiteracy. The State Board of Education is authorized to receive and expend any funds which may be given to it from time to time from public, private or other sources and shall adopt such rules and regulations as may seem to it most satisfactory for carrying on the work outlined in this section.

(School Code 1927, §421; Code 1940, T. 52, §399.)