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.
Information from: The Beaumont Enterprise, http://beaumontenterprise.com
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