In this study the following questions will be investigated:
1. What is the history of the oil industry in Lea County
2. What are the constitutional and statutory bases of school revenue from the oil industry in New Mexico?
3. What has been the annual income, both direct and indirect from the oil industry in Lea County in 1927 to the school year 1937-1938?
a. What percent of the state's total revenue for each of these years has been from the oil industry of Lea County?
4. Is the oil industry of Lea County producing a satisfactory portion of school revenue, and if not what changes should be made, and what will the probable effect of such changes upon future development of the industry in the county?
Oil Revenue, School Funding, Lea County Public Schools, New Mexico Current School Fund, Free Textbook Fund, Oil Valuation
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Harwell, Jesse B.. "School Revenue from the Oil Industry of Lea County." (1940). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/144