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.READ MORE: Mother's Day Rush Highlights Staffing Shortages At North Texas Restaurants
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.READ MORE: Body Of Elderly Man Recovered From Joe Pool Lake
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.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The Tuesday night city council meeting will take place behind closed doors.