(a) The Board of Education of Butler County, Alabama, shall consist of five members, a chairman and four associate members, who are qualified electors of the county.
(b) One associate member shall be elected from each of the four commissioner's districts constituted by Local Act No. 183, Local Acts, 1945, page 99. Associate members must reside within the district they represent, and they shall be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of the entire county. The chairman of the board may reside anywhere in the county, and shall be nominated and elected by the qualified electors of the entire county. Except as otherwise hereinafter provided, the chairman and the associate members shall be elected for terms of four years or until their successors are elected and qualified, their terms commencing on the second Tuesday in January immediately following their election.
(c) The county board of education shall exercise all the jurisdiction, powers, and duties now or hereafter granted or conferred upon county boards of education by the law of the state.
(d) The members of the county board of education shall receive ten dollars ($10) a day and their actual traveling expenses incurred in attending meetings of the board, and transacting the business of the board, not to exceed pay for 12 days in any one year.
(e) The two associate members of the board from commissioners' districts numbered one and two shall be elected at the general election in 1950 for terms of two years. A chairman and the four associate members shall be elected at the general election in 1952 and every four years thereafter. The incumbent chairman and associate members shall hold office until their successors are elected as provided in this section.