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Texas Senate Hearing Set for Bill to Abolish Dallas County Schools

A bill that would abolish the troubled busing agency Dallas County Schools will get a hearing in the Texas Legislature nest week.

State Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, wants to remove the current DCS board and phase out the agency.

DCS is mired in a financial crisis, and over the last six months an NBC 5 investigation has exposed serious safety concerns, including hundreds of school bus drivers running red lights.

Huffines's bill goes up for debate in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday.

Huffines sent a letter to DCS Board President Larry Duncan, asking him to appear at the hearing to answer questions.

A new acting superintendent at DCS says the agency should be given more time to restructure and should not be shut down.

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