BISD unauthorized to add name change to May ballot

  • BISD board room
    BISD board room

Less than a week after hearing board exasperation at further discussing the renaming of BISD Memorial Stadium, trustees learned they lack the legal authority to add the matter to the May ballot.

Trustees Zenobia Bush and Kevin Reece cast the only in-favor votes of renaming the stadium after former Superintendent Carroll ‘Butch’ Thomas. However, trustees agreed to hand the matter over to Beaumont’s voting populace. 

After a half-an-hour executive session, BISD revealed they didn’t have the power to add the matter to the May ballot, making the agenda item to do so “a moot point,” according to President Thomas Sigee.