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Enrollment for Beaumont ISD’s campuses continued to increase even after the district’s Board of Managers/Trustees approved changing the name of the Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Education Support Center to that of BISD Memorial Stadium. According to numbers released by BISD, enrollment for Thursday, Aug. 16, the day of the vote, was 18,066. The following day, enrollment was 18,122. By Monday, Aug.

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Long a bone of contention in the community, the Beaumont ISD Board of Managers is tackling the controversial topic of changing the name of the district’s stadium complex, the Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Educational Support Center. The change has not been without warning, and not without opposition.

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

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Beaumont ISD will be accepting requests for student transfers through March 29. Information regarding transfers can be found online at www.bmtisd.com/studentservices

Several campuses in Beaumont ISD are contending with overcrowding due to shifts in housing patterns and changes in school-age populations in certain geographic locations, according to a BISD press release. The district is also experiencing lower enrollments at other campuses. This imbalance has placed a strain on budgets, resources, transportation and staff.

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Parents were notified Wednesday night, Feb. 21, that Beaumont Independent School District campuses would be participating in safety training on Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday, Feb. 23.

“Please be advised that the district is conducting lockdown intruder drills on all secondary campuses on tomorrow and Friday,” BISD spokesperson Nakisha Burns advised. “The drills will be under the direction of the Beaumont ISD Police Department.”

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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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From the Texas Education Agency: Commissioner of Education Mike Morath notified leadership in the Beaumont Independent School District on Tuesday, Feb. 6, that the transition from the current appointed Board of Managers to an elected Board of Trustees will begin.

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Motivational speaker and author Jeremy Anderson at Pathways Learning Center.

Motivational speaker and author Jeremy Anderson visited Beaumont ISD to help students and teachers become the best version of themselves. He spoke to the student body at Ozen High School on Jan. 24 and Pathways Learning Center on Jan. 25.

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Beaumont ISD has announced that Feb. 14, which was originally scheduled as an early release day, will now be a regular school day due to the days missed in inclement weather.

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Dishman Elementary teacher Kelli Meredith and students show excitement

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) grant caravan stopped at seven Beaumont Independent School District campuses Dec. 1 to make teachers’ and students’ wishes come true with hands-on educational tools that inspire creative learning in the classroom.

Members and friends of the foundation rode out with the BPSF Grant Caravan bus Friday to drop off the learning tools requested, and to present winning educators with glass apples in recognition of their dedication to academic excellence.

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