Proposed Texas legislation would set environmental standards for school construction

March 30, 2009
Bill would force districts to notify public before certain land purchases

FromSan Antonio Express-News: Texas, like most states, lacks environmental standards for deciding where to build new schools. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require school districts to establish policies for selecting places to build, subject to the approval of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The bill stops short of prohibiting school districts from building in certain spots. But it would force districts to notify the public before buying property for a new school if an initial environmental assessment raises any red flags.

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