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State Rep. Joe Deshotel

State Rep. Joe Deshotel said Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014, that he believes a Texas Education Agency takeover of Beaumont Independent School District may be the only way for the district to regain the trust of the community so it can continue its duty of educating children.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce supported the bond referendum that called for the construction of new and modern schools and facilities ,and participated in meetings throughout the construction program led by the Beaumont Independent School District. Our purpose and goal was to see that all projects were completed. The new schools were constructed by reputable local firms and managed by a recognized third-party firm.

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Texas Education Agency representatives reported the results of a financial investigation into the Beaumont Independent School District to Superintendent Timothy Chargois on Friday, March 7, according to TEA spokesperson DeEtta Culbertson. BISD officials will have 10 business days to respond to the TEA's findings.

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The Examiner has obtained a copy of a Texas Education Agency investigation report that outlines multiple deficiencies in the Special Education Department of the Beaumont Independent School District.

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The Texas Education Agency arrived in town Monday, Oct. 28, as part of an on-site investigation into multiple allegations of fraud, fund mismanagement, and civil rights violations at the Beaumont Independent School District.

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Three Beaumont ISD elementary schools not only met state standards but also earned further distinction in all of three key areas, according to a press release from the Texas Education Agency. Under the state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of "Met Standard" can also earn distinction designations for the following:

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