YISD Sues State for "Unfair" Funding

POSTED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:37pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:59pm

YSLETA- The Ysleta school board's vice president is explaining why the district decided to join more than 150 other Texas school districts in a lawsuit against the state.

Shane Haggerty says Texas is with-holding federal money that is supposed to be used for education.
He says Ysleta isn’t expecting to get any more money from the state, but he claims cities like Houston and Dallas are getting more than their fair share. Haggerty says he just wants the number to be more even across the board.

"There is a school in Houston that is building a multi-million dollar football stadium while we are looking for ways to buy air conditioning for our schools, and just to get the necessities that we need for our students to be able to learn,” says Haggerty.

Haggerty also says he is confident the school will win the lawsuit. To join the lawsuit YISD had to pay $80,000. If they lose the suit, they lose that money.

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Well I've been working with them for the past twenty years...and still I think that we all deserve more than just an increase in pay. I know these days aren't easy but I think I do I agree that we should get a fair share!

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