The state's impending takeover of the Houston ISD means a particularly troubled school will stay open.
Wheatley High School has been on a list of possible school closures because of years of low academic scores.
The Texas Education Agency announced on Wednesday that both the board of HISD and the district superintendent will be replaced by state appointees.
HISD board president Diana Davila says the agency's decision is an attack on democracy.
U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia says the decision disempowers Houston taxpayers.