POSTED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:44am
Kilgore, TX — School Superintendent Jody Clements told Kilgore trustees Monday that he would prepare a resolution to join districts suing the state over education financing.
No action was taken as the school chief presented information on four lawsuits demanding lawmakers remake funding laws to adequately and equally pay for each child’s education.
However, comments by board members indicated a likelihood Kilgore ISD could join the legal fray that’s already drawn Longview, Big Sandy, Gladewater, Harleton, Leverett’s Chapel and other Northeast Texas districts.
“If we don’t join in the process, we’re not holding up what we preach,” Trustee Dereck Borders said, after noting he and other board members consistently ask taxpayers to let their voices be known to lawmakers in Austin.
He added his opposition to sitting on the sidelines while other districts fight.
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