The Sierra Blanca School District, located about 80 miles east of El Paso in Sierra Blanca, has lost its TEA accreditation.

If/when the Sierra Blanca School District closes, students will be shuffled off to schools in neighboring counties, (possibly) including El Paso.  (Those poor kids would be looking at a crazy drive every day, spending around 4 ... or more .... hours a day just getting back and forth. Wow.)

According to the El Paso Times:

The state’s education agency announced that it has revoked the accreditation of four Texas school systems this year, including Sierra Blanca Independent School District in West Texas.

If an effort from the district to appeal the state's decision is unsuccessful, Sierra Blanca ISD would be forced to close in July and its more than 120 students would be consolidated into a neighboring school district, which could include those in El Paso, Hudspeth or Culberson counties.

The other Texas districts to lose accreditation are Marlin, Buckholts and Winfield.