Search  Recent News Web    
Jun 17, 8:21 AM EDT

Two more former West Texas school district administrators have pleaded guilty in a testing scandal and could face up to five-year prison terms


EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Two more former West Texas school district administrators have pleaded guilty in a testing scandal and could face up to five-year prison terms.

Vanessa Foreman and Maria Flores pleaded guilty Thursday in El Paso to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government.

Prosecutors say some staffers in the El Paso Independent School District wrongly improved test scores to appear to meet accountability standards, to secure more funding and personal bonuses.

Flores was an associate superintendent of elementary schools. She retired in 2013. Foreman was a Title I schools director. She was fired. Both await sentencing in the plea deals.

Five other educators in April were indicted on conspiracy charges.

Ex-El Paso High School superintendent Lorenzo Garcia in 2012 received more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud.

© 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.


TylerPaper on Facebook
MULTIMEDIA
CONTESTS & PROMOTIONS
Site Map