The Houston Chronicle reports that “a historic plan to memorialize 95 African Americans whose remains were found at a Sugar Land school construction site may be imperiled as negotiations between the county and school district have fallen into disarray.”

The article points out that “the county and Fort Bend ISD agreed in July on the broad terms of a deal to create a permanent resting place for the remains on the site where they were discovered last year. But the school district has shifted course, withdrawing an offer to pay the county $1 million, and district officials have announced plans concerning the site without making the county aware.”

According to the Chronicle, ‘The county and Fort Bend ISD agreed in July on the broad terms of a deal to create a permanent resting place for the remains on the site where they were discovered last year. But the school district has shifted course, withdrawing an offer to pay the county $1 million, and district officials have announced plans concerning the site without making the county aware. Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre said that since the district now intends to reinter the bodies and hold a public memorial service, there is no need to pay the county. ”

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