- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A judge in Austin has refused to let a state-appointed board of managers take over a South Texas school district following a public corruption scandal.

Judge Gisela Triana on Monday extended a temporary order that stops the Texas Education Agency from closer oversight of the Progreso Independent School District.

Two TEA conservators will remain with the district to help meet state requirements. A trial is expected later in the management dispute.

Three relatives with ties to Progreso schools were sentenced in 2014 to federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scandal. Voters later replaced most school trustees.

The TEA in December announced a five-member appointed board of managers would run the Progreso ISD.

District officials in January sued to block the panel from taking over, leading to a temporary injunction.




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