Report of BISD released

Report of BISD released

The Examiner has obtained a copy of a Texas Education Agency investigation report that outlines multiple deficiencies in the Special Education Department of the Beaumont Independent School District.

Signed by TEA Associate Commissioner Sally Partridge, the 27-page report also contains retorts to some of the findings made on behalf of BISD. Among the findings: special education classes are being taught by non-highly qualified teachers, BISD fails to provide services to special education students as required by student assessment plans, BISD fails to ensure that “surrogate parents” fulfill their responsibilities as required by law, and “there has been a disproportionate number of students with disabilities being placed in out-of-school suspension.”

The investigation was performed by Judy Struve from the TEA’s Division of Program Monitoring and Intervention, who recommends in her findings that the Texas Commission of Education assign a monitor to the district, “to oversee the improvement of program effectiveness concerns and the correction of noncompliance.”

A copy of the report is attached below.