Beaumont Independent School District

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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UPDATES: Instructor Cequana Clark informed The Examiner on Thursday evening, Sept. 13, that she has been asked to turn in her keys and receipt book, terminating her employment with BISD. Clark anticipated losing half her paycheck with the cancelation of the adult cosmetology program, but she was still employed as a night-class instructor for the Taylor Center.

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UPDATE: At its meeting Thursday night, July 26, the BISD Board of Trustees voted 4-2 to extend electrician Calvin Walker's contract with the district, despite his recent plea.

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The agenda for Thursday's Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting is listed inside and the attachments, which a majority of trustees voted to keep secret from the public, have been provided. The Examiner obtained copies of the attachments that BISD officials wanted to keep from the public and has placed them above the meeting agenda.

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Calvin Walker, left, shown here with his daughter

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After spending more than an hour behind closed doors discussing the contract between Walker's Electric and the Beaumont Independent School District, trustees voted to allow the school attorney, Melody Chappell, review invoices and other documents - tabling the issue of whether or not to suspend the relationship between the company and BISD.

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Despite facing the impact of budget cuts by the Texas Legislature and publicly announcing that “no one in the district, not even the superintendent” would receive a raise this year, Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Jessie Haynes announced on Friday April 8 that she hired an assistant for the communications department.

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