That's good I never cared for the other good old boy network that was in place....
It certainly used to be that way.
However, the various districts are established based on population - and there's a lot of geography with very few people in rural areas - as compared to metropolitan areas.
And after good ole boy Tom DeLay gerrymandered former U.S. Congressional District #1 in 2003 where it stretches from Garland to Texarkana -
This effectively ended any meaningful representation in the U.S. House of Representatives for Northeast Texas -
And if they can do it at the national level - you can count on it at the state level.
Merger of schools to save money?
Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:46 PM
Winston Churchill summed up the American ethical approach once, saying: "You can always count of the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:31 PM
Never happen. YOu are forgetting about the areas of the state that have no option than to be independent. the whole concept of ISD's is to let then community where a school is located to decide what happens to them...If anything, the trend is the opposite, like Sunnyvale splitting from Mesquite and Lovejoy splitting from Allen.
I've seen similar statements before. Lovejoy and Allen were always independent from each other. Both have always had defined boundaries, their own school board and superindendents. Lovejoy did not have the population to support a secondary program so they paid Allen to attend Allen secondary (middle/high). As an ISD Lovejoy dates back to 1919. It is our secondary programs that are new, not the district. I don't know Sunnyvales history. But I did read somewhere that Lake Travis split away from their district and split up the school board.
Both Lovejoy and Allen residents both voted. Lovejoy voted to start a secondary program and Allen voted to no longer let Lovejoy kids attend Allen.
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