Southwest Key Program Seeks Partnership with Local School Districts

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BROWNSVILLE – A shelter in Brownsville says they want to partner with local school districts to educate children while they wait to be reunited with their families.

About 1,300 children that entered the country illegally are being housed at the Casa Padre Southwest Key Shelter.

By law, the organization has to provide educational services. This means some school districts stand to benefit from taking these additional students if they are enrolled.

KRGV’s Daisy Martinez spoke to the vice president of educational services at Southwest Key.

He says they’re looking forward to coming to an agreement. However, if the Texas Education Agency decides not to allow these partnerships, they still have the obligation to continue educating children.

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