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Although supported by her colleagues, peers and the com­munity at large, Beaumont Independent School District employee Sharon Hendrix failed to garner the support of the BISD school board majority Jan.

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DEVIN WAYNE McCRANEY

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Indictments are in for two Beaumont Independent School District employees charged with embezzling millions from the district. The U.S. Attorney's Office will hold a press conference announcing the new development at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, but The Examiner has obtained a copy of the filed indictments available at the theexaminer.com.

 

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When an automatic pay raise provision was somehow inserted into new BISD superintendent Timothy Chargois’ employment contract in May 2012, it came as a shock to at least two sitting Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees members.

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A new program initiated by Save Our Children (S.O.C.) has recently been implemented in four Beaumont schools with the purpose of boosting the reading capabilities of Beaumont Independent School District students. And those involved in the program say it seems to be working.

Beaumont resident and S.O.C. found­er the Rev. J.D. Roberts said he noticed a disturbing trend in local schools.

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Patricia Lambert

After The Examiner first detailed the inconsistencies between BISD assistant super­intendent of secondary educa­tion Patricia Adams Collins Lambert’s actual educational pedigree and what is touted as her “Harvard-trained, highly-functional, extremely-gifted educator” background, the Beaumont Independent School District released the publicly available contents of

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Sharika Allison

Sharika Allison became an employee with the Beaumont school district in 2008 on the exact same day as her boss, Devin McCraney, and currently holds the title of BISD comptroller.

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The Examiner first reported on BISD Director of Finance Devin McCraney in July of this year, when it was revealed that the BISD money man had made hundreds of thousands of dol­lars worth of improvements to his home, paying cash to an unknown contractor for the work performed while, at the same time, skirting city of

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