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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:10 AM

State will close La Marque ISD

Galveston County's La Marque ISD will officially be no more as of July 1, 2016, state education officials confirmed.

On Thursday, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams notified La Marque ISD officials of the decision to revoke their accreditation.

"The district will be merged with another school district in the area," said DeEtta Culbertson, a spokeswoman for the education agency.

The 2,500-student district earned the state's lowest academic ratings in three of the last four years (the state did not issue ratings in 2012.)

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/State-will-reportedly-close-La-Marque-ISD-6628795.php

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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:17 AM

1. Is there more than one ISD in Galveston, or will those 2500 be facing a long commute?


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Fri Nov 13, 2015, 09:33 AM

2. There are three other districts in the area.

Dickinson, Texas City and Galveston. The question is whether of them will be willing to absorb LaMarque, particularly Dickinson since their academic rating is fairly weak.

It's possible that the students will remain on their current campuses but with new management. Over the last couple of decades LaMarque has placed an emphasis on its football team rather than academics. It also has low financial accountability ratings from the state.

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