Waller Lawsuit Questions Bond Funding for Predominantly Black School

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) - Nearly $50 million in bonds for the Waller school district is on hold while a legal challenge is settled over whether there is adequate funding to repair an aging predominantly black school.

Waller County Justice of the Peace DeWayne Charleston is seeking to overturn the bond issue approved by voters in May. The money would fund school repairs, a new 10,000-seat football stadium and an elementary school.

But Charleston questions how the school district can justify spending just $270,000 on H.T. Jones Elementary, which he says is dilapidated and not up to par with district schools that serve large percentages of white students.

A district spokeswoman said in the last 10 years the district has spent about $230,000 on various repair jobs at Jones.

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