joe deshotel

First day of school at Jones–Clark Elementary

A letter sent home this week to parents of students attending dozens of campuses across Southeast Texas informed them that not only was their child’s school not up to par, but Texas law allows for a transfer to a campus or district that hasn’t exhibited such educational inadequacies. Anyone looking to cash in on that option for the sake of their child’s education would find, however, that there simply is nowhere to go. At least, not for free.

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State Rep. Joe Deshotel

State Representative Joe Deshotel of House District 22, which includes Jefferson County, has filed for re-election.

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Joe Deshotel fundraiser photos

As the sun was setting on the Winnie ranch of former Jefferson County Judge Carl Griffith on Thursday, Oct. 1, Democratic officials and election hopefuls gathered to raise funds and show support to longtime State Rep. Joe Deshotel, who’s been in office the better part of two decades, representing District 22 at the state’s capital.

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Deshotel

Texas District 22 State Rep. Joe Deshotel with Dr.

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State Representative Joe Deshotel said Wednesday morning that he believes a TEA takeover of B.I.S.D. may be the only way for the district to regain the trust of the community so that it can continue its duty of educating children. He believes we must move forward with the TEA staff's recommendation in order to be assured that no misdeeds or malfeasance at the administrative levels be allowed to negatively impact the district's accreditation.

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