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State Rep. Allan Ritter comments on BISD
BEAUMONT - The Beaumont school board meets Thursday night for the first time since an altercation between a board member and a member of the superintendent's staff.
The superintendent placed that staff member, Jessie Haynes, on paid leave while the district investigates what happened August 1 after she tried to prevent board member Mike Neil from going inside a room where the attorney for BISD was answering questions. Neil wanted to know why journalist Jerry Jordan of SET Investigates was told he couldn't be inside.
A surveillance camera outside the room captured video of the incident after the board meeting two weeks ago.
An attorney for Neil and Jordan, David Vann De Cordova, Jr., emailed KFDM a copy of a letter the superintendent sent to him. It states the district will give Jordan equal access to all news events.
Recent matters involving BISD, including the Texas Education Agency investigation, have caught the attention of at least one state representative from this area.
Rep. Allan Ritter spoke about what he envisions for BISD.