El Paso ISD Managers To Pick Superintendent

Jul 16, 2013

The board of managers for a West Texas school district rocked by a cheating scandal will consider possible replacements for an imprisoned administrator.

Leaders of the El Paso Independent School District on Tuesday begin interviewing candidates to replace ex-superintendent Lorenzo Garcia. Garcia last fall was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for committing fraud in the testing scam.

A federal audit released in June confirmed several El Paso schools prevented some low-performing students from taking required government accountability tests.

Texas education officials last year put the El Paso district on probation, named a monitor to oversee it and said the schools showed "utter disregard" for student needs.

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