El Paso Schools to release forensic audit; Interim chief Vernon Butler: ‘personnel issues will not be debated’

Paula Monarez Diaz and David Burge

The controversial El Paso Independent School District forensic audit, which is expected to detail which educators may have been a part of a districtwide test-cheating scheme, will be released Monday.
The $800,000 audit by Weaver and Tidwell LLP, will be posted on the district’s website by Monday afternoon, interim Superintendent Vernon Butler said.
The audit is being released as a response to outcries from some parents and students, as well as County Judge Veronica Escobar, who criticized the removal of four high school principals and other school administrators because of the audit.
Escobar, in a letter to Butler, asked that the audit be made public. And students rallying Friday on behalf of a principal asked the school district to let the principals know what they did wrong and why they were being removed.

Related: Removal of El Paso School District principals opposed.