La Marque ISD accreditation revoked by Texas Education Agency

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LA MARQUE - The Texas Education Agency (TEA) revoked La Marque Independent School District's accreditation citing poor academics and financial accountability problems.

"The data that was used to acquire that rating is based upon previous years' data. It's nothing that transpired this school year," said Marcia McMahon, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum. "We knew the financial rating for 2014 last year, we knew our accountability rating but we had appealed our accountability rating as well. So we knew that this was a possibility,"

But the district isn't ready to close the books just yet. The district plans to appeal the state's decision. If TEA rejects the appeal, La Marque ISD could close in July and students will have to go to nearby districts for school.