Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath

UPDATE 

The current individual members of the Beaumont Independent School District (“BISD”) Board of Managers have announced they will step down from their positions no later than the end of May 2017. The Board of Managers made this announcement Thursday, July 21, at its monthly general meeting.

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Mike Morath

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath on Dec. 14 to be the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He will oversee the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.

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In the spirit of sparing no expense in fighting the Texas Education Agency takeover of the failing Beaumont Independent School District, the school district’s high-dollar attorneys have produced a lineup of witnesses to bring to Austin this Friday, June 6, that includes more than 30 employees, administrators, elected officials, and paid-by-the-hour lawyers for the district.

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TEA Commissioner Michael Williams (studiosuzelle.blogspot.com photo)

UPDATE: Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw responds to the TEA announcement of a takeover recommendation.

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Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced Tuesday, Dec. 3, that he has selected Margie Johnson – an attorney with more than 15 years of prosecutorial experience – to lead the new Texas Education Agency Office of Complaints, Investigations and School Accountability.

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TEA logo

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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The Beaumont Independent School District is now being forced to address an official state investigation into allegations of misdealings and mismanagement. The school district was notified by an investigator from the TEA (Texas Education Agency) on Friday, June 14, that the administration of BISD will face tough scrutiny in the coming weeks and months.

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