NATION : 2nd Chance for Texas Schools

From Times Wire Services

A state district judge today gave state law makers an additional month to reform school finance but said he would also appoint a special master to draw up an alternate plan in case legislators again fail.

Earlier today, Judge Scott McCown ruled that nearly $500 million in state education aid can’t be paid to local school districts on May 25 as scheduled. But in a second hearing, McCown gave the state an extension until June 1 to develop a new school finance plan.