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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:02 PM

19. A new article from the Corpus Christi Caller-Times:

Premont ISD superintendent confident district has made good case to stay open

PREMONT Nearly a year after Premont ISD got a temporary reprieve from closure, the superintendent said he is confident the district has met state requirements to remain open.

The district must submit information by Dec. 31 showing its progress toward achieving 11 state mandates.

After years of poor test scores, empty bank accounts and failing health inspections, Premont Independent School District has paid back a $400,000 line of credit, got a clean health inspection and opened two fully functioning science labs to replace the high school's deteriorating labs, closed for years and filled with mold.

The district, which for years had widespread problems with academics, finances, attendance and parental support, was able to right itself in the past year through tough decisions, including canceling sports, and a lot of goodwill, including donations from scores of area schoolchildren who banded together and raised money for the new labs.


[font color=green]The decision of whether the school remains open goes to Michael Williams--former railroad commissioner, failed Senate primary candidate, token GOP minority member and recently appointed Rick Perry crony.[/font]

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