POSTED: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:18pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 5:02pm
State Senator Eliot Shapleigh is weighing in on tonight's voting results for EPISD, after making accusations against the district and Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia last week - calling them cheaters.
"What killed Garcia's tax increase was teachers 'who would not take it anymore' (their words, not mine). That teachers voted against their pocketbooks to help our children get better schools is what this election is all about," Shapleigh said.
In a news conference last week, Shapleigh said he asked for a federal investigation into the district. He's accused the district of making low-performing students at schools like Bowie disappear on TAKS test day so the school could get a better grade and could pull some bonus money for Garcia.