Texas public school districts earlier this year sought to exclude vendors from contracts based on a company’s work for charter schools, according to emails and documents obtained by The Texas Monitor.
What began with a state senator’s effort to stop what he thought might be illegal politicking by teachers and administrators in several Texas school districts has, after four months and a primary election, defied any simple resolution.
In a milestone decision, the Montrose Management District in Houston caved under pressure from local taxpayer activists and dissolved, marking perhaps the first time in state history that a Texas government entity has been forced to shutter by its own citizens.
The board of a municipal taxing district overseen by state Rep. Jim Murphy is exploring its options regarding his tenure, including obtaining a new state attorney general opinion on the legality of the arrangement.
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