February 16, 2018      4:52 PM
Following cease and desist letter from AG, ISDs carefully ensure they are in compliance with the law
Putting aside Twitter accounts, which cost no money to users, there’s been no evidence of taxpayer dollars spent on electioneering
Attorney General Ken
Paxton’s effort to curtail school districts’ social media activity in
elections this week has not been greeted with enthusiasm from the education
community. That’s probably an understatement.
Dyes of Holliday Independent School District said his
district would comply with Paxton’s request and move on. But he also questioned
why Holliday was targeted.
“It is puzzling
why the Attorney General felt compelled to pick-on Holliday ISD, a small school
district in Archer County, and appears to be just another example of
heavy-handed politics out of Austin,” Dyes said in a statement he released
today, the same day responses were due to Paxton’s office.
By Kimberly Reeves