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Five BISD staff members and three students received items necessary to make their classroom dreams come true when the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) distrib

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The Beaumont Independent School District announced on Friday, Dec.

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Sergeant Rob Flores said Beaumont Police received a 911 call Monday morning about an ill child on a school bus, possibly having a seizure.

The child was transported to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth where he died. The hospital contacted Beaumont Police and they in turn contacted BISD Police.

Investigators aren't releasing the student's name.

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Former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent Carrol Thomas was at the Jefferson County Courthouse on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, but the out-of-towner wasn’t there to vote. Instead, Thomas bypassed the polling booths and headed straight to the elevators where he went to the third floor grand jury room.

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Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker is claiming through attorney Dick DeGuerin that the prosecution he now faces in allegations of fraudulently overbilling the school district and the city of Port Arthur amounts to double jeopardy. Furthermore, according to Walker’s attorney, the close ties shared between the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Beaumont U.S.

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Testimony concluded June 26 in a three-day special education hearing pertaining to the alleged abuse and mistreatment of Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary special needs student Triniti Thibodeaux. Aug. 28, the results of the hearing were delivered, and BISD is being held liable for the mistreatment of one of the district’s more defenseless students.

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An initiative sparked by students’ desire to give back to the teachers of the Beaumont Independent School District garnered the support of the community and an outpouring of financial backing for their efforts, raising roughly $25,000 to fund back to school supplies for the educators, according to one of the cause’s organizers, West Brook High School grad Sarah Sanders.

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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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Longtime Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker not only made millions of dollars off the funds given to the local school district to support the education of Beaumont’s youth – he also made a music video/commercial using the taxpayer funds meant to educate Beaumont students, according to information provided by the Beaumont Independent School District.

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From Beaumont Independent School District spokesperson Nakisha Myles: The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers and Superintendent Vernon Butler are seeking staff and community input on ways to trim the budget for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. The recommendations submitted will be reviewed and considered by both the Board of Managers as well as the Superintendent.

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