Jennifer Johnson

Beaumonters haven’t heard the last in the fight for $3.2 million taken from BISD contract electrician Calvin Walker by the U.S. Department of Justice, money seized when Walker faced federal prosecution for submitting doctored invoices to the local school district for payment in 2012.

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Fifteen community members have been selected to serve on the newly formed Beaumont Independent School District Special Accreditation Committee, although not all of those named have yet decided whether to participate in any endeavor solicited in the name of the current school district leadership.

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Superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois

Texas Education Agency investigators issued a preliminary report on an investigation into the fiscal management of the Beaumont Independent School District dated Thursday, March 6, that offers no less than two dozen citations of administration and school board trustees failing to perform their jobs in a proper manner.

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LULAC of Beaumont

By Jennifer Johnson

Staff Writer

 

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Bill Lenhart

In a “Focus on Finance” meeting hosted by the Beaumont Independent School District for the media on Monday, March 3, contracted financial consultant Bill Lenhart presented the district’s most recent fiscal plan to curb waste and inappropriate spending costing the school district mil

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“We can’t unscramble the eggs, but we can move forward as a community if we have enough forward-thinking people across racial and denominational backgrounds to come together,” the Rev.

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West Brook High School teacher Rogelio

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Roberto Flores

The problem plaguing the Beaumont Independent School District isn’t just a black and white issue, says Roberto Flores, who claims that Hispanic members of the community are seldom considered and never represented when elected school officials make decisions that affect the education and future of all cultures and races residing in the city.

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Six months after learning via a Texas Legislative Budget Board review that his executive cabinet was staffed with woefully inept or untrained personnel he had personally handpicked for the positions, Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent Timothy Chargois

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The coffers for the Beaumont Independent School District have seen better days.

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