Beaumont ISD

Beaumont Police responded to an attempted kidnapping of three children near the 2200 block of West Virginia Monday, April 23. 

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Central High School will merge with Ozen on the Ozen campus.
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Feb. 15, the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers approved the name, mascot and colors for the soon to be merged Central and Ozen campuses. The Beaumont United High School, maroon and gold Timberwolves will combine for the 2018-19 semester under the leadership of Ron Jackson, who was also named principal at the meeting. Prior to the vote naming the new campus, Superintendent Dr. John Frossard, laid out a restructuring plan for the new campus that detailed leadership positions, introduced a 9th grade academy and focused on existing and future magnet program options.

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The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) is having its 25th Annual BPSF Fiesta Breakfa

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Former Beaumont ISD attorney Melody Chappell

While she says it isn’t set in stone – at least not for another month or so – former Beaumont ISD attorney Melody Chappell has tentatively announced intentions to run for the elected office that will be left vacant as Jefferson County 172nd District Court Judge Donald Floyd retires at the end of his current term.

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BISD Superintendent John Frossard with Caballero, Simmons and Carroll

It was business as usual. No long good-byes. No bidding adieu with endless platitudes. But the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers lost three members as Board President Jimmy Simmons and members Lenny Caballero and Jack Carroll served for the last time in their official capacity during the district’s Wednesday, July 19, monthly meeting.

“With great sorrow,” Manager Joe Domino moved to accept the three members’ resignation – and that was that.

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The Beaumont Police Department has confirmed there was an alleged aggravated family violence assault reported by the wife of former Beaumont ISD electrician Calvin Walker the evening of Monday, July 10, but did not report an arrest connected to the incident.

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Gayle Botley

“It made it take a lot longer than I expected,” Texas Board of Public Accountancy attorney Mary Alice Boehm-McKaughan quipped about former Beaumont ISD auditor Gayle Botley’s testimony before State Office of Administrative Hearings Judge Michael O’Malley during a hearing scheduled for the week of June 26-30.

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One by one, they came before the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers time and time again to plead for reprieve, but residents of Bevil Oaks were ultimately rebuffed in their quest to secede from the district by a board vote cast Tuesday, May 16.

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Former Beaumont ISD electrical contractor Calvin Walker will be required to face state prosecution alleging he defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur, according to a ruling by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), as the court’s justices this week refused to entertain pleadings by Walker and his legal counsel that the cases pending against the defendant should be quashed before ever being heard by a jury of his peers. Walker is set to appear before Jefferson County Criminal District Court Judge John Stevens on June 5.

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