Feds probe district's immigrant teacher hiring

By: JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press
By: JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas school district is facing a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to reimburse international teachers after their recruitment violated regulations.

Some teachers in the Garland Independent School District in suburban Dallas believed the district's irregularities are to blame for their possible deportation.

The district hired an outside law firm to investigate its program after being contacted by in September by employees concerned about wrongdoing. That investigation found the official formerly in charge of the district's program was poorly supervised. Also, foreign hiring during that official's most prolific period, from 2008 on, was at an unreasonable rate.

The district self-reported the findings in February to federal investigators.

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