Texas School District Sneaks Down Loophole To Avoid Governor’s No M
A school district in Texas uses its dress code to circumvent Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order on the no-mask mandate.
The school board for the Paris Independent School District in northeast Texas changed its dress code this week to require masks.
“The governor of Texas does not have the power to usurp the exclusive power and duty of the board of directors to govern and oversee the management of public schools in the district,” the district said in a statement. “Nothing in Governor’s Order 38 indicates that he suspended Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code, and as a result, the board elected to change his dress code in accordance with its statutory authority. “
The district cited security as the reason for changing the dress code and including masks for students.
Some call the ISD Paris movement although district attorney general Dennis J. Eichelbaum says it is not.
“It’s not a loophole, it’s a law that has been around forever,” Eichelbaum said.
“The discussion really centered around Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code. And the fact that the administrators have the exclusive power to govern the schools in the district. Nothing in Executive Order 38 suspended Chapter 11 of the Texas Education Code. And so, the school district felt comfortable making its decision based on the fact that this law was still in effect. There is nothing in the disaster ordinance or any of the governor’s ordinances that suspends chapter 11. And so, based on chapter 11, they took the opportunity to enforce their dress code, ” Eichelbaum said.
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