Central High School

All three high school campuses of the Beaumont Independent School District will host graduation ceremonies at the Lamar University Montagne Center, 4400 MLK Parkway in Beaumont, on Saturday, June 3. For those who cannot be there in person, the district will also host all three ceremonies live online for remote viewing at https://livestream.com/BISDTV.

BISD reports that West Brook High School will graduate at 9 a.m., Central Medical Magnet High School will graduate at 1 p.m., and Ozen Magnet High School will graduate at 5 p.m.

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Alisa Boutte

Wednesday, March 21, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office released the indictment handed up by a grand jury March 15 alleging Beaumont Independent School District special education teacher Alisa Boutte committed third-degree felony theft by taking money from the parents of students at Central High School while acting in an official capacity.

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All three of Beaumont Independent School District’s high school campuses were rated as “Met Standard” by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the 2015-16 annual School Report Card rating released Thursday, Dec. 8.

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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.

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Patricia Adams Collins Lambert, the former Beaumont Independent School District Assistant Superintendent and Central High School principal who admitted to embezzling $500,000 from the school district and conspiring with others to cheat on state-mandated standardized tests, had one last shot to show a federal judge why she shouldn’t be sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under a plea deal she arranged with prosecutors in December 2015.

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Photo courtesy of BISD

Beaumont ISD named its 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year at the Celebration of Excellence Gala held May 13. Dishman Elementary School Teacher Wanda Brooks was named the 2016-2017 BISD Elementary Division Teacher of the Year, and Vincent Middle School Teacher Melissa Chapman was named the 2016-2017 BISD Secondary Division Teacher of the Year.

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Patricia Lambert, Victoria Steward

More than a year after two Beaumont Independent School District administrators were indicted on charges of conspiracy and embezzlement related to cheating on standardized tests and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from not only the school district but also students and their parents alike, the pair are inching closer to prison time.

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It’s come down to this. Recorded phone calls, video admissions, incriminating e-mails, forged checks, and insight from confidants turned informants …

Former Beaumont Independent School District assistant superintendent and Central High School principal Patricia Adams Collins Lambert is facing damning evidence in court this week that showcases the six-plus years she used funds meant to support the student body she oversaw as her own personal slush fund. 

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First day of school at Jones–Clark Elementary

A letter sent home this week to parents of students attending dozens of campuses across Southeast Texas informed them that not only was their child’s school not up to par, but Texas law allows for a transfer to a campus or district that hasn’t exhibited such educational inadequacies. Anyone looking to cash in on that option for the sake of their child’s education would find, however, that there simply is nowhere to go. At least, not for free.

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Patricia Lambert

It is said the wheels of justice turn slowly.

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