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Old 12-07-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I am just wondering if anyone knows why there is more than one public school district in the city of Corpus Christi? I don't understand that. Where I live the major city has their own school district and the rest of the cities in the county combine into one school district.

Thanks.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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From the Texas Education Agency website:
A series of additional laws gradually granted cities and towns more freedom in the development and administration of their schools, resulting in the formation of independent school districts. By 1900 there were 526 such districts in which the high school replaced the earlier academy. Today, there are some 1,039 independent school districts in Texas. TEA - History of Public Education in Texas

School districts in Texas are (with the exception of Stafford Municipal District) independent of city or county government. How exactly the boundaries of each ISD were/are determined is something I have yet to figure out. The district I work for extends across multiple incorporated cities.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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I'm not sure, but I think the districts existed before the city annexed the areas. They were separate little communities with their own districts and just stayed that way even though the communities became part of CC.
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Old 12-11-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Marlow and salga are correct. City and school government are totally separate entities who don' t necessarily have anything to do with each other.
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