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

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Week in Review: 1.27.2019

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

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Monday, January 28, 2019

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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