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Senator Bettencourt supports TEA Commissioner Morath installing a Board of Managers for HISD 

Austin – Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) states his support for TEA Commissioner Mike  Morath installing a Board of Managers for HISD, the state’s largest school district. 

“I’ve watched, at best, an ineffective HISD Board of Trustee Governance for 8 years as the second  longest serving member on the Senate Education Committee. A highly critical TEA report of nefarious trustees activity and a subsequent FBI investigation with multiple indictments which  resulted in a plea deal with a former HISD Trustee, have concerned me greatly. Therefore, I  strongly support Commissioner Mike Morath’s decision to install a Board of Managers for the  HISD school district,” stated Senator Bettencourt. 

As the principle author of SB 1365, which restored the A-F accountability system in the 87th Legislative Session, the Commissioner could have closed Wheatley High School or installed a Board of Managers. Commissioner Morath made the right decision by choosing to install a Board  of Managers for the future of the students, families, and staff of HISD.” Concluded Senator  Bettencourt. 


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