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Weak front just south of I-10 with little change in temperature. Look for areas of fog tonight especially south of the boundary. Otherwise look for highs in the 80's and lows in the 60's the next several days and nights. Next upper disturbance will pass north of the area late Thursday with once again the best dynamics north of SE Texas. ...

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TEA investigators finishing day one of probe into BISD

Investigators from the Texas Education Agency are finishing Day 1 of their probe into the Beaumont school district, but not without providing some details into what the other days will look like.

We already know the organization is looking into the district's attendance records, finances, test security, special education program and overall governance but we're also learning a second case of possible cheating is under investigation.

A representative wouldn't go into much detail on the nature of the claim of cheating, but did say the TEA is looking into a violation of security procedures for a specific test during the 2013 testing cycle.

This is a separate incident from the one that took place at Central in 2012. The district found a substitute teacher provided unallowable assistance to a student during state testing. But as we're told it's not the only thing under investigation.

The TEA is looking at attendance records, governance, the special education program and finance.

Here's a breakdown of what exactly they're looking into.

Attendance
  • Reviewing attendance documents maintained by the campuses and the data submitted to the TEA.
Governance
  •  Reviewing the day to day operation of the district and confirm state laws and local board policies are being followed.
Special education.
  •  Reviewing how the district identifies students in need of special education and whether the needs of those students are properly being met. The spokesperson says.. that will likely  include talking to parents.
Financial accounting
  • Reviewing how the district follows its financial accounting practices and state and federal program requirements on contracts and purchasing.
At this point no date has been set for when they will release those findings but the district will have an opportunity to respond before the final report is released.

 

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