Chargois Knew, Part 2

Last week’s explosive Examiner cover story that Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois knew about a systematic program of cheating continues to reverberate among outraged citizens who thought they had heard the worst of the BISD scandals. But Jennifer Johnson’s report documented cheating on such a massive scale that it has made a mockery of BISD claims of academic progress. This egregious conduct was overseen at Central High by former principal Patricia Lambert and spread among other schools in the district. Lambert was subsequently promoted into the district’s top leadership by the very same Dr. Chagrois. While the facts about Lambert’s activities have continued to ooze out — from her felony extortion convictions in New Orleans, to lying about her credentials, to her numerous family members on the Central payroll, to charges of grade-rigging, to having an on-the-clock school maintenance employee build a fence in her back yard — it had not been previously reported that Chargois had knowledge of any of the nefarious allegations.

Until now.

This has proved to be a sore subject indeed for the BISD gang of trustees and administrators who are unable or unwilling to put a leash on the Lambert excesses, and the revelations that Chargois knew suggests a lack of accountability in the upper echelons of the district.

An audience member’s possession of The Examiner newspaper with the “CHARGOIS KNEW” headline prompted the BISD Board of Trustees to end a scheduled budget meeting shortly after the meeting commenced Thursday, June 6. The audience member reading the newspaper, Beaumont City Councilman and local attorney Mike Getz, didn’t immediately move from his seat, so an adamant Janice Brassard, the trustee chairing the meeting, called a BISD police officer to escort Getz away. When the lawyer questioned the legality of the move, Brassard moved to abruptly adjourn the meeting. At that point, BISD Board President Woodrow Reece voiced the opinion that if Getz would not go willingly, Getz would go in handcuffs.

This was not the first time Reece had attempted to use BISD police to bully and intimidate citizens attending district meetings, but those police officers do not answer to him, despite his position as board president. This megalomania must be catching because Brassard has subsequently filed charges against Getz with the state bar association for being contrary, though waiting in line for sweet tea and reading a newspaper at a public meeting violates no known statute.

Student testing might be a sensitive subject for the excitable Brassard since she operates a company on Dowlen Road called Miz B’s Tutorials that offers instruction in English, math, science, social studies and reading, plus test preparation for TAKS, among other services. Business must be good because she recently applied for city permits to expand her tutoring business – perhaps because of the substandard performance of BISD schools. But that apparently doesn’t matter to Chargois, Reece, Lambert and Brassard, who are more concerned with what newspaper Mike Getz is reading than the quality of education in BISD.

Chargois knew, indeed.

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Comments

The Examiner is not known for fact checking!

I suppose editorials tend not to check facts. Miz B's Tutorials did not expand in the manner you imply. Her husband died from terminal illness, leaving behind a family business property, empty. By her relocating to a place she already owned, rather than continuing to pay rent, yes the number of rooms did increase, by two! The day facts & this paper go together will be the day people stop reading I guess.

BISD

Wow, where does one begin? I have been a resident of Beaumont for over 40 years. My three children attended public schools. We were part of the ping ball episode, however we all survived with only a few problems. They all went to college and have been very successful. This gives you a little background of my early life here.
. Now for the presence, I am a school teacher for the past 25 years, this will be my last if I can make it with this district . Something must be done and now. What I have seen in the past number of years is hard to even believe. Cheating to the fullest by teachers and principals. They just look away and keep going! Students who are on a second grade reading level and promoted the sixth grade, no questions asked.
For money, after Thomas leaves ,we are now broke. This year, we must pay for our owe insurance, no pay raise, and no money for classroom supplies. I have already spent $300.00 on supplies because I teach In a school where students can not afford the supplies. That is only the beginning of my cost for the year.
I would like to think the examiner for all that you have done You are the only one who speaks up and tells the truth. This note is from one frustrated teacher and tax payer!

Other issues The Bears

Money is not the only issue BISD turns a blind eye to. Fact teachers at one elementary schools as been complaining about the principal having a lesbian relationship with a teacher on her campus. The couple lives together, receives special privilsges that's the problem.

BISD has that much power?

Where is the City's Mayor in all this ? And don't say the Mayor can do nothing, the title does read Mayor of Beaumont . If theres unlawful conduct then use it but like the current US Adm. who seems to have sent a playbook to Beaumont, and Honor, Integrity, and all those feel good Human traits are going to happen? No ya get Greed,incompetence, nepotism,to legit to quit. Like Chitown stop paying your taxes and see what happens.

Brassard will be one of the

Brassard will be one of the ones in the most serious trouble when the investigations are done and all comes to light. That still doesn't excuse her scandalous behavior and her complete lack of respect for others.

Who died and left your name Jesus

NOT TAKING SIDE WHO IS RIGHT OR WHO IS WRONG. WE ARE SUPOSE TO PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER NOT CUT THEM DOWN. THINK ABOUT IT JESUS KNEW PETER WOULD BETRAIL HIM HE NEVER EXPOSED HIM.THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THE PRAYER OF THE RIGHTIOUS AVAILETH MUCH.IF YOUR LIFE OR FAMILY LIFE IS SO PERCECT YOU KEEP LIVING BECAUSE TWO MEN STARTED THIS AND YOU ARE TAKING IT TO THE LIMIT. THEY SITTING BACK AND WATCHING YOU DESTROY YOURSELF. DONT LET THE DEVIL USE YOU HE IS SITTING BACK AND TELLING GOD I TOLD YOU THEY CAN NOT BE FAITHFUL TO YOU THEY ARE A BUNCH OF LOW DOWN CRABS DESTROYING THEMSELF I DONT NEED TO DO NOTHING BECAUSE I ALREADY GOT THEM. MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS AND EVERY NEGATIVE THING BE PUT IN THE PITTS OF HELL. JUDGE NOT BECAUSE YOU SHALL BE JUDGED. NONE OF US ARE A JUDGE.PRAY FOR YOURSELF WHEN YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES TONIGHT BEFORE LONG YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT JUST AS OUR DISTRICT DO.

You are an absolute fool to

You are an absolute fool to say that God approves of theft and robbing the children of their education. Truly, your chimerical thoughts are not worthy of anyone's time.

Stop Yelling!

Dear Anonymous,
Learn some typing etiquette. I'm sure Jesus didn't go around yelling at people. You can get your point across. No need for the all CAPS. And next time, please proofread.

Greed

Who's yelling you just don't get it. Jesus does not
care about your etiquette read your BIBLE and proof read it. The Examiner cover for this week Decade Deceit they meant to say Century of Deceits. They have Lied, Stole, some even sold their own family member out to get Power ,Privilege and Greed this is what all of this is about for them taking control and Greed.
One thing about them they may not like each other but when it is time to get ride of you they stick together . The same people talking about BISD some of them work there and when it is time don't you think they will get ride of you to. stop letting these people take control of you by posting negative things about your district if you don't like it get out or in due time they will put you out. Remember we need to learn to stick together let your voice be heard go VOTE.

The Bible also says that if

The Bible also says that if you know of someone committing a sin and you do not confess it it is as if you are partaking in it. You are right, the Bible does say not to judge, but God allows secular authority to be in place. That's why we have rules and laws to follow. There are people breaking rules and laws so they must be dealt with. Many people know that there is wrongdoing in this district and they do or say nothing because many of them are benefiting from it. And I'm just curious...who are the they you are talking abo ut?

BISD Money Troubles

What about the GAS ROYALTIES from under SALLY CURTIS ELEMENTRY SCHOOL. That's got to be a pretty penny. Did the Board conviently forget about that?

What? This is new to me!!

What? This is new to me!!

What?

I've been told that Lambert's daughter works in the district now in addition to those at Central. Isn't that something!

What do this mean before

What do this mean before Lambert came the previous Supertendent had his family members working in the
district and some of them still do Stop being used.

Deja Vu

Many of the BISD scandalous stories had played out once before . . . in the North Forest ISD from where C Thomas came. The BISD community shouldn't be surprised as much as they should be a bit ticked off . . . standing up, speaking out and becoming actively involved in order to make necessary changes long overdue.

In short: Why are the known primary players and unknown secondary players still in positions to oversee the educational system that is so crucial in preparing students for the tumultuous future our nation is facing?

I seem to remember that after

I seem to remember that after he left North Forest an audit revealed millions of dollars in missing funds. This administration reminds of the current on in Washington DC, from intimidation and targeting to lying, cheating and waste.

Like GW Bush wasting all the

Like GW Bush wasting all the lives and money in Iraq?
Lying and waste?
And you give him a free pass.
All the money he and his croanies pocketed from the prescription plan.

The Truth

I think this has been turned into a racial power struggle, but it reality it should boil down to right and wrong! It's funny how the district is having money problems, but it wasn't a problem when Lambert took half of her friends and family to Tennessee for NABSE. Some of them weren't even members! How does that happen? It is funny that NO action has been taken against her with all that has come to the fore. The way I see it is that she brought that corrupt New Orleans mentality with her and no one has done a thing to stop it! I've heard so many negative things about how this woman operates. I want to know if it's true that she only put the new principal in place so that she could still run the school and continue to cover up wrongdoing. What about all those fancy dinners for staff and gifts? Where is the accountability?

Who died and left your name Jesus

Two men started all of this and its got people like you taking the ball and run with it. Think about it Jesus knew Peter would denied him, but he never exposed him. Not taking sides . We are suppose to pray for one another not cut them down. How do you know how so much went on which is not true. It is so amazing with the I heard, He said, and They said people until nobody really don't care for another person soul. May God have mercy on all the I HEARD and cut throat I pray you never will have to go through anything since you have no sins in your life. My mother always told me what done in the dark will come to light if you cat lift a person a person up don't put him down because it will come back to you. Forgiveness and Love is what Jesus does.

jesus paul and bisd

so you are saying that since Jesus didn't expose Paul we should not expose the BISD BULLIES... ok whats gonna happen when all the children of the district grow up ... crime rates will grow up... not to mention public aid... because these children will graduate reading on a 3rd grade level.... so lets be like Jesus and not expose people committing crimes.... shoot lets lobby a new law and say if u see a crime don't report it is wrong because Jesus didnt expose Paul.... that has to be the most ridiculous bull malarkey i have ever heard....

I second that!

I second that!

I'm Confused

So what you're saying is that wrongdoing shouldn't be exposed? We should just sit by and let our children be robbed of the education they deserve, and let parents and taxpayers be robbed or their hard-earned money? You want to talk about Jesus, he also made a whip and drove out those men who turned the temple into a place of business! Let's not go there! I do pray and I pray that justice is done.

Justice for all

Jesus also is the Judge not you are I. God says we should love one another just as he love us. None of us can talk about the other. It all will come to pass in the mean time pray for our district and children.

You're right, it will come to

You're right, it will come to pass. How do you know that all of this that is going on is not God taking care of business and bringing what's done in the dark to the light? I notice you have several comments about God and not judging. Was your hand in the cookie jar and you need to do a little confessing?

bisd money

IT IS SO STRANGE THAT BISD SEEMS TO HAVE A MONEY
PROBLEM. SEEMS WHEN DR. THOMAS LEFT THERE WERE
4O MILLION IN EXCESS. WHY WAS NO AUDIT DONE WHEN HE
LEFT. WHEN HE LEFT NORTH FOREST A LARGE AMOUNT OF
MONEY WENT ADMISS THERE. HAS NO AUDIT BEEN DONE?
ALSO IF THE BOARD KNOWS OF THE INFORMATION ON
ASST. LAMBERT WHY HAS NO ACTION TAKEN PLACE.
ONCE MORE, THIS ALL BOILS DOWN TO A BLACK-WHITE POWER
STRUGGLE, NOT DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY IMPORTAANCE.
THE STATE NEEDS TO COME AND RUN THE DISTRICT AND GET
THINGS STRAIGHTENED OUT.

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