Attempt to halt state takeover of Beaumont schools

Attempt to halt state takeover of Beaumont schools

Attempt to halt state takeover of Beaumont schools

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Attorneys representing the Beaumont school board president and vice president are seeking a court order to block the state takeover of the troubled public school district.
    
The filing before a state District Judge Lora Livingston asks the Texas Education Agency be barred from installing a board of managers that would replace the district superintendent and lower the district's accreditation.
    
Livingston said Wednesday the accreditation issue can move forward but The Beaumont Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1nRLO7m ) she's delayed a ruling on the board of managers plan until she receives additional information.
    
The state last month announced it was taking over the nearly 21,000-student Southeast Texas district. It's been under fire for its finances and handling of services to disabled students.  Two former school officials already have pleaded guilty to fraud charges.
    
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Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com

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