EPISD accreditation status restored

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:22pm

The El Paso Independent School District's accreditation status is no longer in jeopardy.

The district's accreditation has been restored after being placed on probationary status last year following an investigation into the district's cheating scheme.

Following the scandal, the Texas Education Agency also took control of the district, appointing a Board of Managers to replace the district's elected school board.

However, even though the probationary status has been removed, that board of managers remains, and the district has no idea when the elected board will finally be implemented.

"Not only do I not have any input, neither does the board of managers or the elected trustees. If anybody, the elected officials of other folks might be able to talk to the community, but at this point the law is written the sole decision lies in the hands of the community as to when he would remove the managers," said EPISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera.

TEA commissioner Michael Williams has not said when the Board of Managers might be removed.

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