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Gene Acuna

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Texas Education Agency

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kxan.com

"It's very difficult to award money when the districts themselves don't show an interest in it," said TEA spokesman Gene Acuna.
"Obviously, the program did not meet what they were hoping to do." Acuna explained many district administrators likely avoided the program, because it would only reimburse them for the cost of the seat belts-not the full amount of the bus. Faced with little interest and a sudden budget cut after the first round of applicants, the TEA slashed most money from the program and swept the remainder into other agency projects. In legislative sessions to follow, TEA leaders did not request additional funding for seat belts. "A decision had to be made," Acuna said. "Do you continue to fund a program that had limited appeal to school districts or do you hope that the legislature re-visits and makes it a program that's worth the effort to seek the money out." Acuna added a statewide mandate would be an expensive endeavor, but the author of the legislation behind the seat belt program said such an action is not off the table. Sen. Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville, worked with Beaumont parents and bus crash surviors to craft the seat belt law. He now admits it has not lived up to what he promised. "I feel badly over that, and it's something I hopefully won't forget this next session," Lucio said, when asked why he failed to work to fund the program after its first round of funding. Acuna said the TEA relies on school administrators to "live up to the obligations that are set out in law," adding that lawmakers would have to statutorily give the agency the power to make districts comply.


www.click2houston.com

"My understanding is that UPS somehow attempted to gather up what they could and re-tape the box and send it in," said Gene Acuna, of the Texas Education Agency.


kxan.com

"Every child in this country has a right to an education, so if a student shows up with a guardian that can enroll them in a school district, that child is entitled to right to education," Gene Acuna, a spokesman for the Texas Education Agency, said.
He tells KXAN that each year they anticipate a rough number of new students. This year it was slated at around 80,000, which the agency says it is equipped to handle. "Now if we get close to that number or exceed that number, that's when we'd have to make adjustments," he said.


www.khou.com

"Record keeping of a student is a basic function of a school district," explained Texas Education Agency spokesman Gene Acuna.
TEA monitored and eventually ran the troubled North Forest district during the mid-2000s. "Some record keeping issues were brought to our attention," Acuna said. Acuna says North Forest blamed many of those issues on flooding and vandalism. "It really comes down to what is it that needed to be fixed," Acuna said.


www.elpasotimes.com

action by the board of managers assists our efforts at the Texas Education Agency, but also affirms to the community that board members remain committed to restoring trust in the El Paso Independent School District," TEA spokesman Gene Acuña said in a statement Friday.


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