Beaumont Independent School District

former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Timothy Chargois

Sources close to former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Timothy Chargois have confirmed the ousted education administrator has applied for the West Orange-Cove Consolidated Independent School District superintendent position. 

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BISD board members A.B Bernard and Lenny Caballero

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers hired the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Committee to find candidates for the district’s open superintendent position at a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2. Board members heard from three prospective firms vying for the job before discussing the search firms in the open public meeting forum.

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Beaumont ISD

More than a year after reports of widespread, educator-sanctioned cheating on standardized tests at the Beaumont Independent School District were submitted to the Texas Education Agency, the governmental entity has yet to release findings from any investigation into the matter. Also under review for just as long are reports of BISD staff committing attendance fraud to rake in millions of dollars in unwarranted state and federal funding, with teacher-supplied evidence handed over to the TEA to assist in its investigation.

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Dr. Dwaine Augustine

The Beaumont Independent School District gets a new Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources effective Aug. 19 — current assistant superintendent for academics Dr. Dwaine Augustine.

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Sharon Rigsby, planetarium teacher at the Murray J. Frank Planetarium, was removed from the latest Beaumont Independent School District Reduction in Force (RIF) list. Rigsby’s name was not called when a notice of proposed termination due to financial exigency was announced at a BISD Special Meeting July 28.

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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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A list of all the proposed RIF positions, as well as a current list of BISD central administration office employees and their salaries, can be found in the attached gallery. ***

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Some Beaumont Independent School District students and Lamar University algebra students are making Christmas merrier for children in foster care this year by collecting toys and donations for CASA’s annual toy drive.

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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Judges on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia Brett M. Kavanaugh, Ellen Segal Huvelle and Rudolph Contreras issued a ruling on multiple requests from the Beaumont Independent School District and the Department of Justice to intervene in any upcoming school board election with a resounding “no” to all case filings.

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