In 2011, the Texas Education Agency ordered the district to shut down because of deep-rooted and far-reaching problems.
North Forest is fighting to stay open by making changes and suing the state.
Monday night, the school board voted in favor of beginning discussions with A&M for a partnership that it hopes will stabilize the education it offers students and keep the district up and running.
NFISD released the following statement Monday night:
The North Forest Independent School District Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Education, tonight voted to begin engaging in strategic partnership discussions with Texas A&M University. This partnership, once finalized, will build on the improvements that the District has accomplished in the last 18 months. The North Forest Board and Superintendent have always been committed to safeguarding the welfare of North Forest students and are excited about the prospect of this innovative partnership.
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