Texas District Cancels Sports to Improve Grades

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Premont district's high school has failed to meet certain federal education standards since 2007, and the state is threatening to close the schools if immediate improvements are not made.

Because the district also struggles with dismal attendance, next week the superintendent, a constable and high school principal will begin visiting homes to get truant students into class.

If it's shut down, the Premont district would be annexed to another district 35 miles away, perhaps threatening the town's very existence. Some families have said they plan to move away from the town of 2,700 people over the uncertainty of the schools' future.

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