AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has instructed the conservator overseeing the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) that the board of trustees will be required to get conservator approval for certain expenditures exceeding $10,000. The move is designed to safeguard taxpayers and students as the district works to approve a new budget while simultaneously reducing its workforce during a self-declared state of financial exigency.

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UPDATE: Judge Donald Floyd attempted to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees but was unable to secure replacements on Monday, June 30. 

PRIOR COVERAGE: Judge Donald Floyd has granted a petition to remove the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees.

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BISD PRESS RELEASE from school district communication director Jessie Haynes – Dr. Timothy Chargois announced today his plans to resign Oct. 31, 2014, as superintendent of schools for the Beaumont Independent School District. Dr.

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Sondra Reed

Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

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The Texas Education Agency has set the date and time for the Beaumont ISD record review, according to DeEtta Culbertson of the TEA Division of Communications.

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