Steadfast supporters of North Forest school district vowed Saturday to continue fighting the Texas Education Agency's efforts to merge the district with the neighboring Houston ISD.
"This district will not go away without a fight," North Forest ISD attorney Chris Tritico said. "We have a lot of fight left, and we're not going to stop."
About 60 attended a meeting Saturday in response to TEA Commissioner of Education Michael Williams' recommendation on Thursday to dissolve NFISD due to poor academic performance and low high school completion rates, among other issues.
Leaders of the 6,900-student northeast Houston district said they will fight the decision all the way to the U.S. Department of Justice. District leaders have until Feb. 17 to request a record review be reopened and ask the State Office of Administrative Hearings for an appeal.