Union Hill ISD joins suit over state aid
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Union Hill ISD, along with about 420 other school districts in Texas, has joined the Texas Taxpayers and Student Fairness Coalition et al. v. Robert Scott, et. al. litigation.

Scott was Texas Commissioner of Education until stepping down on July 2. Gov. Rick Perry appointed former Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams to be Scott’s successor.

“The Fairness Coalition will be able to send a message that this litigation is extremely important to the people and future of Texas,” said Union Hill Supt. Sharon Richardson. “Regardless of the decision reached by the court, we still have to plead our case to the legislature.”

Supt. Richardson said she will be communicating closely with Sen. Thomas Ratliff (R-Mount Pleasant), State Board of Education, District 9 and Wayne Pierce, Executive Director of the Equity Center, to help restore $5.4 billion in public education funding cut during the 2011 Legislative Session.

“Students in Union Hill ISD, along with the 4.7 million other students in the state deserve the best education opportunities in the nation,” Supt. Richardson said in a news release.

Also, Supt. Richardson has accepted an invitation from the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) to serve on the Communication and Technology Committee for 2012-2014.

“We will continue to work hard to ensure Texas Public Schools are the best,” she said.

The suit, a combination of six other suits, is scheduled to be heard Oct. 22 in District Court in Austin.

Upshur County Schools already involved include Big Sandy ISD, New Diana ISD, Ore City ISD and Union Grove ISD.

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