The U.S. Justice Department last week approved the Texas Education Agency’s decision to install a new superintendent and board of managers to run the financially distressed North Forest Independent School District.

The previous week the Third Court of Appeals issued a stay of the state’s plan in order to allow the district to “present any relevant information it wishes the agency to consider before issuing a final decision.” The attorney representing the North Forest board presented no information on the district’s behalf, according to the TEA.

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