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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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The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) visited several Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) campuses Friday, May 2, to dispense grants awarded to educators

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From Businesswire.com:

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings downgrades Beaumont Independent School District, Texas' (the district) outstanding unlimited tax (ULT) bonds as follows:

--$398 million outstanding ULT bonds to 'BBB+' from 'A'.

The Rating Outlook is Negative.

SECURITY

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Jeffrey and Sharon Filipich

Families with special needs children are often posed with great challenges. For some families, those challenges often involve preparing for the unexpected. What if a hurricane comes to Beaumont again? How will I pay for medications? Where do I go when a teacher mistreats my child? Who will take care of my child when I’m gone?

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Beaumont Independent School District contract electrician Calvin Walker issued an April 16 letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams alleging three former BISD employees attempted to tamper with the bid process to keep him from doing business with the school district in 2006.

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Texas Education Agency spokesperson Debbie Ratcliffe said the agency is currently seeking public input on financial accountability indicators that will form a new financial accountability system to determine the fiscal responsibility of public school

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Commissioner Michael Williams

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Monday, April 14, his decision to appoint a Board of Managers and new superintendent to oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District, a group that should be in place by June 15.

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