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Beaumont ISD will be accepting requests for student transfers through March 29. Information regarding transfers can be found online at www.bmtisd.com/studentservices

Several campuses in Beaumont ISD are contending with overcrowding due to shifts in housing patterns and changes in school-age populations in certain geographic locations, according to a BISD press release. The district is also experiencing lower enrollments at other campuses. This imbalance has placed a strain on budgets, resources, transportation and staff.

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Beaumont ISD has announced that Feb. 14, which was originally scheduled as an early release day, will now be a regular school day due to the days missed in inclement weather.

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Thad Douglas and Jamie Brown | Facebook.com photos

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near FM 365.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Volkswagen passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control, traveled off the roadway and rolled over before coming to rest.

The driver, 38-year-old Thad Douglas, and his female passenger, 35-year-old Jamie Brown of Beaumont, were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Chesson.

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MLK at the Irving Street underpass (JCSO/Facebook.com)

Update 8/28:

Bevil Oaks and Northwest Forest are now under mandatory evacuation orders, according to County Judge Jeff Branick as of 11:15 a.m. on Monday, August 28. 

Lamar University classes scheduled for Wednesday, August 30 have been canceled.  This cancellation is in addition to those announced for Monday and Tuesday. The university hopes that classes can resume on Thursday, August 31. 

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Despite pulling one of the top property tax allotment checks in all of Jefferson County, on top of federal and state funding, as well as millions of dollars in annual funding from industrial agreements to keep billion-dollar properties off the tax rolls, Port Arthur ISD has found itself in routine need of additional funds from its tax base. 

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There’s enough interest in the city of Bevil Oaks to garner the number of required signatures so their students would attend Hardin-Jefferson ISD schools rather than Beaumont ISD schools.

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Mary Hastings

The Beaumont Independent School District Board of Managers voted to support terminating Ozen High School teacher Mary Hastings on Tuesday, April 19, after a student-produced video surfaced that showed the educator hitting another student during classroom instruction. The video began circulating April 8, and it didn’t take long for the footage to go viral, ending up on media outlets throughout the nation. The same day, Hastings was removed from the classroom and subsequently arrested.

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Two longtime Beaumont Independent School District administrators are leaving the district effective immediately – Dr. Shirley Bonton, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Dr. Dwaine Augustine, assistant superintendent for secondary education.

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