FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – There is a proposal to break up the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District and the Farmers Branch City Council is meeting Tuesday night to discuss the issue.
The president of the now dual school board, Lynn Chaffin, says she thinks it would be a mistake for Farmers Branch to form its own school district. “Our business is about educating all kids,” she said. Chaffin also feels that larger school districts offer more programs and opportunities.
Chaffin told KRLD NewsRadio 1080 that she believes Farmers Branch Mayor Tim O’Hare wants the city to form its own district because he is upset by the fact that members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are currently mentoring students at one of the high schools. “My impression is that that is what it’s about, but I can’t speak for the mayor’s heart,” said Chaffin.
Despite having publicly criticized a principal for the LULAC mentoring program, Mayor O’Hare denies that is the underlying reason he is spearheading the separation.
The Tuesday night city council meeting will take place behind closed doors.