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While the Beaumont Independent School District administration claims they are speaking on behalf of the students of the school district, the students spoke up for themselves at a budget meeting Monday, June 9.

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A group protesting the reduction in force (RIF) currently underway in the Beaumont Independent School District rallied at Roger’s Park on Wednesday, June 4, to try to bring a stop BISD administration trying to address the current school district deficit by eliminating roughly 300 educator jobs.

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In the spirit of sparing no expense in fighting the Texas Education Agency takeover of the failing Beaumont Independent School District, the school district’s high-dollar attorneys have produced a lineup of witnesses to bring to Austin this Friday, June 6, that includes more than 30 employees, administrators, elected officials, and paid-by-the-hour lawyers for the district.

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The Beaumont Teachers Association is asking the state education commissioner to block layoffs. Here's a statement The Examiner received Tuesday, June 3: 

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Timothy B. Chargois

In a letter to all Beaumont Independent School District staff, Superintendent Timothy Chargois said the district now anticipates that all employees affected by the coming reduction in force will be notified no later than June 30, rather than the June 12 date given previously.

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This statement was just released by BISD spokeswoman Nakisha Miles: 

 

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Jessie Haynes

After deliberating little more than 30 minutes, a six-man jury found Jessie Haynes guilty Thursday, May 22, of blocking a public passageway Aug. 1, 2013.

The verdict comes after more than an hour of closing arguments Thursday.

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“This is their way to stick it to the kids one more time,” BISD West Brook High School football booster club president Joey Hilliard said after receiving official notice that the school district plans to take over the football game concession f

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Jessie Haynes (left) with her attorney

During the second day of Beaumont ISD communication specialist Jessie Haynes' trial for blocking a public entrance, refusing to let a reporter and a school board trustee into a press conference, a BISD police officer testified Haynes was unhappy with his original

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Chris Tritico

In a last-ditch attempt to thwart a Texas Education Agency takeover, the Beaumont Independent School District filed for a restraining order barring the state agency from intervening at the school district after state investigators identified multiple egregious “failures” on the part of the BISD Superintendent Timothy

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