Garland Independent School District
A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn’t follow regulations.
For the second time in a week a North Texas school claims to have been betrayed by valued employees. Tuesday two Garland administrators were accused of misusing visa and foreign teacher recruitment procedures.
Cruel and unusual. That’s how a group of parents is describing the punishment for truant students at several Dallas-area schools, and they’ve filed a lawsuit to stop it.
There are more personnel changes happening in the DISD. Dr. Rene Barajas has resigned his position as chief financial officer to accept the position of deputy superintendent for the Garland ISD.
A Garland family claims a public school teacher assaulted their son and they want police and the school district to take action.
There’s some concern by school administrators over the new STAAR tests that will be replacing the TAKS test this year. School officials worry with so many standardized exams much of students class time will be taken up with testing.
About 57,000 children are enrolled in Dallas County’s second-largest school system. And about $500 Million funds the education operation for Garland ISD each school year.