Marty Schladen
State Representative Joseph "Joe" Moody - El Paso

AUSTIN -- "In the wake of the El Paso school cheating scandal, a bill has been introduced in the Texas House that would end state and local bonuses to school employees based on standardized test scores.

State Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, introduced the measure in a late-night session Tuesday of the House Public Education Committee. It joins several other bills offered by the El Paso legislative delegation that are intended to end the school cheating that has plagued the county's schools in recent years.

Former El Paso Independent School District Superintendent Lorenzo García pleaded guilty last year to rigging the results of standardized tests to pump up his bonuses."

Marty Schladen may be reached at; 512-479-6385.