Beaumont Independent School District closed the $132,155,000 Unlimited Tax Refunding Bonds Series 2016 transaction, effective Sept. 21.

This decision resulted in a cash flow savings to the district of $41,641,313, which is approximately $1,892,700 per year through 2038, according a statement from the district.

The district also estimates a net Present Value savings of $31,989,357 or 22.836%.

All of this “could reduce the future debt service tax rate for BISD taxpayers about $0.0185 through 2038.”

Photo Credit: April Parkerson

Earlier this month, the Beaumont Bulls youth football team kneeled in protest during the national anthem, following the lead of NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

The 11- and 12-year-old boys first kneeled during a game on Sept. 10, prompting death threats on KFDM’s Facebook page and other social media sites.


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.

BISD's Early College High School

“We’re just a few days in, but I’d say it’s going great,” Beaumont Independent School District Early College High School (ECHS) principal Kristi Fusilier said of her fledgling campus – the first new high school to emerge in the district since Clifton J.

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath


The current individual members of the Beaumont Independent School District (“BISD”) Board of Managers have announced they will step down from their positions no later than the end of May 2017. The Board of Managers made this announcement Thursday, July 21, at its monthly general meeting.

Rodney Saveat

Along with a cadre of other positions the Beaumont Independent School District is looking to fill, they are also seeking a new Director of Athletics to serve as the head of their programs. Former Athletic Director Rodney Saveat has a new position and a new title, but will no longer be the face of BISD sports teams.

Dr. Diana Valdez

Hardin-Jefferson High School Principal Dr. Diana Valdez will now head Beaumont Independent School District’s West Brook High School in the 2016-17 school year, the BISD Board of Managers announced during a meeting Tuesday, June 21.


Most students look forward to their summer holiday away from school and homework, but summer break can be a difficult time for parents who depend on the school meal programs that provide their children with healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Government data collected by the Feeding America network of food banks indicates that in 2014, 46.7 million people were in poverty, including 15.5 million children under the age of 18; and 48.1 million Americans lived in food-insecure households, including more than 15 million children.

Calvin Walker (left) and Dick DeGuerin

Former Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker has spent the last two years trying to convince a myriad of courts that he shouldn’t face a jury of his peers in state court on allegations that he defrauded the school district and the city of Port Arthur out of millions of dollars.