Governor Declares State Schools in Legislative Emergency - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/3/09

Governor Declares State Schools in Legislative Emergency

The Lubbock State School and other similar facilities statewide are in a legislative emergency was declared by the Governor. That declaration frees the legislature to debate the issue earlier than 60 days into the session. All state schools have been under scrutiny since the U.S. Department of Justice investigated the Lubbock State School and found conditions so bad it violated patients' constitutional rights. The state fully admits the problem and has made changes.

Lubbock State Senator Robert Duncan says there is more work to be done. "So, by declaring this an emergency, the Governor has, I think, really set the tone for meaningful reforms that will help in improving the quality of services in our state schools and the survivability of the state school as an option."

The Lubbock State School employees 800 people according to the last major employer report from the City of Lubbock. The State School cares for those who are severely mentally impaired.

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