Sharon Rigsby, Beaumont ISD planetarium teacher at the Murry J. Frank Planetarium, has found herself once again on the district’s Reduction in Force (RIF) list.

The original RIF list, containing more than 100 teaching positions, including Risby’s, failed to garner enough support to pass at a Monday, June 30, Board of Trustees meeting.

Sharon Rigsby

Protests by members of the Fine Arts Matters student organization continued Monday, June 30, despite an attempt by Jefferson County 172nd Civil District Court Judge Donald Floyd to unseat the current Beaumont Independent School District Board of Trustees that was looking to address a budget shortfall with, among other things, cuts to fine arts programs.

No action was taken by Floyd, however, who was unable to secure replacements for the board.

photo by Kevin King

The Beaumont Independent School District’s proposed Reduction in Force (RIF) failed to garner support from the school district’s Board of Trustees when the matter of cutting more than 100 teaching positions came to vote Monday, June 30. One board trustee, Tom Neild, was out of town for the meeting.

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A list of all the proposed RIF positions, as well as a current list of BISD central administration office employees and their salaries, can be found in the attached gallery. ***

Timothy B. Chargois

In a letter to all Beaumont Independent School District staff, Superintendent Timothy Chargois said the district now anticipates that all employees affected by the coming reduction in force will be notified no later than June 30, rather than the June 12 date given previously.