Embattled Ex-Principal Loses Appeal to Teach Again 10/11/12
October 11, 2012
El Paso, Tx. - El Paso's school board says the principal of a school at the center of a test-cheating scandal won't be a principal again.
Trustees rejected an appeal by former Bowie High School principal Jesus Chavez to return as principal of any district school.
Bowie High School was at the center of a cheating scandal in which school officials would prevent underperforming students from taking the high-stakes accountability tests. Former school superintendent Lorenzo Garcia, who pleaded guilty to masterminding the scheme, was sentenced to 3½ years in prison Friday.
When the scandal broke, Chavez was reassigned to the district's business services department.
The El Paso Times reports Bowie teachers spoke against Chavez's return. Board President Isela Castanon declined to comment.