Houston ISD board rejects bids for high school property

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Houston school board voted unanimously Thursday to reject both bids to buy the desirable inner-city High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice property.

Trustees did not comment immediately on the vote, but the deal had been controversial, pitting nearby St. Thomas High School against a private investment group and worrying supporters of the Houston Independent School District campus.

Providing some context, the board's attorney, David Thompson, stated immediately afterward that both bidders had violated the district's "code of silence" policy, which prohibits communication between trustees and those with pending business before them.

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