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Pflugerville school trustees got it right on health insurance benefits

By Editorial Board

In re-electing incumbents Carol L. Fletcher and Mario Acosta to the Pflugerville school board, voters affirmed the district’s policy to provide health benefits to domestic partners, including those in same-sex relationships.

Pflugerville – led by then-Superintendent Charles Dupre — became the first school district in Texas to offer such benefits, with five trustees supporting the initiative and one voting against it. That was last year. The decision became the backdrop for Saturday’s election, which was watched by districts outside of Pflugerville that are considering offering similar benefits to their employees.

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