The Fort Worth ISD announced today changes to student safety policies. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement about these changes:

“I applaud the Fort Worth Independent School District for revising its guideline to ensure it complies with state law and my recent attorney general opinion.  This guideline now allows school officials to consider the needs of students and their families on a case-by-case basis while considering the health and safety of all students.  As a result, the Fort Worth guideline is in line with a policy adopted by Harrold Independent School District.  Unfortunately, the Obama administration disagrees with allowing school officials to make common-sense, case-by-case choices.  My office is proudly representing Harrold ISD in litigation against the federal government and stands ready to do the same for Fort Worth ISD.”