Texas Sen. Lucio Drops Senate Bill 2112

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 21 2017 Mar 21, 2017 March 21, 2017 5:54 PM March 21, 2017 in News

BROWNSVILLE - Texas Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. said he has decided not to move forward with a bill that would have consolidated all school districts in Cameron County.

Instead, Lucio said he will move ahead with another bill, Senate Bill 2113.

The state representative said he met with state officials to determine how beneficial the idea of consolidation would be for the school in the county. They were unable to gather enough information to determine the impact.

Lucio said a study would better allow them to gather the information. He said it would also allow them to better decide what improvements could be made regarding students’ education.

“I filed Senate Bill 2112 and 2113 to begin the conversation on this issue and to approach it in several different ways. I do not, and I want to repeat, I do not intent to move forward with Senate Bill 2112,” he said. “Rather, I hope to pass 2113 which will create a study over the interim that would determine the possible benefits that this consolidation would create.”

Many spoke out regarding the lack of notice about these senate bills. Lucio said he did not send a press release after he decided to drop the bill.

He said if Bill 2113 is approved, the study would run over the course of a year and a half.

Until then, Lucio plans to meet with educators and people in Cameron County to hear their thoughts and concerns.

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