How A 2015 Texas State Law Could Allow The State To Takeover HISD

The Houston Independent School District has been subject to much criticism and controversy regarding the school board’s handling of underperforming schools. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has stated the school board needs to be taken over to replace ineffective leadership – and a 2015 state law could allow this to happen.


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Cris Feldman of Feldman & Feldman Demands H.I.S.D. Release Report on “Whistleblowing Auditor”

For the first time, we are hearing publicly from HISD’s former internal audit executive. Richard Patton said the district retaliated against him after he reported possible corruption by putting him on leave for five months during an investigation, just to bring him back for several weeks and then fire him by not renewing his contract.


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Feldman & Feldman Files Watchdog Suit against HISD After Retaliation

The chief audit executive of the Houston Independent School District has sued his employer, claiming that he was unfairly suspended. According to the seven-page lawsuit filed by Richard Patton, he was suspended with pay for nearly five months after he went to the district’s police chief and the FBI to report several violations within the district. Patton claimed that his suspension was retaliation for those actions.


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