Beaumont Independent Schol District

While the district as a whole “met standard,” multiple Beaumont ISD campuses were rated as “improvement required” in the 2017 accountability reports released on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Smith, MLK, and South Park middle schools are all improvement required. Vincent, Odom, and Marshall middle schools met standard.

Caldwood, Pietzch-MacArthur, Blanchette, Martin, Jones-Clark, Charlton Pollard and Fehl elementary schools are all rated improvement required. Curtis, Fletcher, Guess, Amelia, Regina, Homer, and Dishman elementary schools met standard.

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Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Friday, Aug. 11, the appointment of two new members to the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) Board of Managers. The seven-member board was reduced by the resignation of Dr. Jimmy Simmons, Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll last month.

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All three high school campuses of the Beaumont Independent School District will host graduation ceremonies at the Lamar University Montagne Center, 4400 MLK Parkway in Beaumont, on Saturday, June 3. For those who cannot be there in person, the district will also host all three ceremonies live online for remote viewing at https://livestream.com/BISDTV.

BISD reports that West Brook High School will graduate at 9 a.m., Central Medical Magnet High School will graduate at 1 p.m., and Ozen Magnet High School will graduate at 5 p.m.

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Whether seeking an elected seat on the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees or an appointed seat on the same school district’s Board of Managers, those interested in sitting on the dais come May 2017 are now putting their intentions in writing as the deadline to file for either position quickly approaches.

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A Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation into allegations that she absconded with student money meant for extracurricular activity purposes. The teacher was placed on leave Friday, Sept.

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Patricia Lambert (left) and Sharon Hendrix

A federal civil lawsuit against former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent Patricia Lambert, who has admitted in federal criminal court to bilking the school district of student funds and participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized testing, was dismissed this week, preventing the claimant from seeking to recover monetary damages.

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Kirvis Fontenot

Beaumont Independent School District administrator Kirvis Fontenot was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday, Jan. 27, for allegedly misappropriating funds entrusted to him as the assistant principal at BISD’s Pathways alternative school campus.

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