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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By Don J. Dodd, Publisher, The Examiner

One certainly would not want their life’s deeds or career judged entirely on what was found on the Internet. Yet, it is hard to imagine how an ex-assistant district attorney for Jefferson County could spend 24 years on the public payroll and have only one story online that mentions his name.

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Beaumont seems to be looking for a quick fix for what could be a serious problem. City of Beaumont Public Works Director Dr.

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In August 2012, The Examiner blew the lid off the Syam tax scam, exposing the corrupt company and its staff of swindlers exploiting hundreds of elderly and disabled taxpayers in order to line their own pocketbooks. After intense scrutiny, investigators’ efforts have finally borne fruit.

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“The past week has been an enormous test of our health system, but for one family it has been far more personal. Today they lost a dear member of their family," Dr. David Lakey, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services, commented on Oct. 8. "They have our sincere condolences, and we are keeping them in our thoughts. The doctors, nurses and staff at Presbyterian provided excellent and compassionate care, but Ebola is a disease that attacks the body in many ways.

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