Richardson schools voting rights settlement drops secret meetings claim, school security spending is helping pass bond issues in Texas.


Trustees in the Richardson school district last week settled a federal voting rights lawsuit that will fundamentally change how the Dallas-area district elects its leaders. However, the settlement also allows the district, at least for now, to dodge serious allegations that the school board has systematically violated another statute – Texas’ open meeting law.

During a public hearing by the state Legislative Budget Board at the opening of the Texas Legislature earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was unequivocal: “We have school security issues,” he said.



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