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Austin judge working on decision regarding possible state takeover of BISD

An Austin judge is fine tuning a decision on whether to block the state from taking over the Beaumont school district.

The court operator for the Travis County judge tells KFDM News he  was working on the decision Thursday afternoon and hopes to release it Friday.

Attorneys for BISD and the Texas Education Agency argued their cases Tuesday in Austin.

The district is trying to block the state takeover, arguing the education agency should give BISD more time to make improvements and that the commissioner isn't following the law.

Attorneys for the TEA argued the district has mismanaged its finances for years and say the state has more than enough reason to replace the school board and the superintendent. Austin judge working on decision regarding possible state takeover of BISD

Friday, June 20 2014, 08:33 AM CDT
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