Texas School Officials Want to Oust Houston School Board

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Texas education officials are recommending the ouster of Houston's school board after an investigation revealed alleged trustee misconduct.

The Houston Chronicle reviewed the Texas Education Agency investigation report Wednesday that found improper handling of vendor contracts and open meeting rules. The report says some school board officials made false statements to state investigators. The report isn't public.

The agency spent six months investigating the Houston Independent School District trustees. It recommends that a state-appointed team replace the elected school board.

The board and interim superintendent received the report Monday. They have until Aug. 15 to respond.

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath, who leads the agency, will decide if the school board should be replaced.

The Houston district is the state's largest, with 209,000 students and more than 280 schools.

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