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Calvin Walker

Despite state and federal probes into the criminal actions of Beaumont Independent School District electrical contractor Calvin Walker, and official state debarment keeping any version of Walker’s company from doing any business with the state of Texas for the next four-plus years, the BISD Board of Trustees voted to keep the embattled electrician on the

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Last week’s explosive Examiner cover story that Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois knew about a systematic program of cheating continues to reverberate among outraged citizens who thought they had heard the worst of the BISD scandals. But Jennifer Johnson’s report documented cheating on such a massive scale that it has made a mockery of BISD claims of academic progress.

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Beaumont City Councilman and local attorney Mike Getz reading The Examiner at th

As the Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees prepares for its final budget meeting before adopting a fiscal plan for the coming school year, the agency is looking to fill a deficiency in the millions. Prior budget meetings have failed to elicit a meeting of the minds on how to cover the anticipated shortfall.

Meeting 1 – Bare bones

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chad dunn

In the latest twist to the ongoing Beaumont Independent School District redistricting saga, the governing Board of Trustees has voted to submit a new map for approved use in the next school board election that pads the population numbers of two districts with thousands of inmates from correctional facilities in the area although the felons housed therein cannot vote. 

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BISD Trustee Janice Brassard looks on as demographer George J. Korbel talks abou

Number seven may be the charm, but an audience gathered at Beaumont Independent School District’s West Brook campus Tuesday, May 7, sounded off against BISD’s most recent redistricting map, which was only made available for review the same day. BISD is redistricting as part of a constitutional mandate that requires voting entities to re-evaluate their district lines after each census to ensure fair representation to all the population.

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Trustees Mike Neil and Tom Neild

A hearing conducted Tuesday morning, May 7, in the 136th District Court of Jefferson County essentially ended a nearly yearlong battle for documents waged by two sitting Beaumont Independent School District trustees against the entity they serve.

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Will Humber of Odom Academy won a grant to purchase a new incubator and

The Beaumont Public Schools Foundation’s grant caravan visited local campuses Friday, May 3, to “grant” the wishes of a number of students and staff of BISD. Several grants were distributed during surprise presentations to the student and staff winners who applied for funding to be used for special projects at their schools.

Four students from Smith Middle School received grant awards along with six staff members from various campuses around Beaumont.

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