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Why Texas Withheld $1 Million From This Border School District

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Image via Texas Observer, courtesy Progreso ISD
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Students at Progreso High School — "home of the Mighty Red Ants" — read to elementary schoolers in the district.";s:

From Texas Standard:

A "systematic breakdown" is how a recent report from the Texas Education Agency described the Progreso School District.

The south Texas town has been at the center of an investigation after concerns were raised about the school's finances and management. Amid all that, however, there is another battle brewing: a debate between the school district and the state of Texas over the residency status of the students.

Patrick Michels, staff writer for the Texas Observer, joins the Standard with the details.

"The lawyer for the school district isn't exactly sure where that list came from. He says in the lawsuit that it's just hearsay the state's relying on for this list of students," Michels says. "The district is saying that they followed up, and the students do actually live in the district or they should be enrolled." 

Read more on Texas Standard.

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