Official Retires After Cheating Scandal Findings Are Released

Jan 19, 2013

A second high-ranking school district administrator in El Paso is stepping down after district officials received findings from an expanding forensic investigation into academic cheating.

The El Paso Times has confirmed the retirement of Maria Flores, associate superintendent of elementary schools. Flores once worked at Bowie High School, the center of the scandal.

The newspaper also reports that the school board has voted to fire an assistant principal at Bowie and is due to consider firing James Anderson, an assistant superintendent who has been on paid leave since mid-December.

The newspaper said it couldn't reach the officials for comment.

A scheme involving standardized tests has landed the district's former superintendent in prison and put its operation in the hands of the Texas Education Agency.

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