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Two small school districts near Austin and Houston have until Wednesday, March 21, to address claims they’ve violated state election law.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent cease-and-desist letters to Elgin and Galena Park Independent School Districts at the end of last week. Paxton says both are using taxpayer resources to send messages to their staff and the public advocating for or against political candidates.
In the letter to Elgin ISD, for example, Paxton pointed to a message the school district’s superintendent re-tweeted from the Texas Parent PAC, a bipartisan group that pushes for “high quality public education.” That tweet criticized Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and endorsed one of his Republican primary election opponents, Scott Milder, to replace him.