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LULAC asking BISD Superintendent to resign
BEAUMONT-By: Leslie Rangel
It was a Hispanic call to action from the LULAC President, but members of the community of all races were present to ask one thing, the resignation of superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois.
"We formally call on Dr. Timothy Chargois to voluntarily resign his position of superintendent of BISD," Roberto Flores said at a LULAC press conference at the Beaumont Administration building.
Beaumont members of LULAC and community members gathered asking the Beaumont Superintendent to resign following findings from a TEA investigation.
"His resignation is the only option that he has," Susan Gonzalez, a BISD parent says.
The report sent out on March 6 to the Superintendent highlights some things TEA found wrong at the district level, including the embezzlement of $4 million dollars.
"In my job, if my supervisor or anyone else say oh you failed, you're fired," Gonzalez says.
Now, the Latino community says they're speaking out.
"That abysmal term of unacceptable performance was used to describe the action or inaction of superintendent Timothy Chargois," Flores says.
Dozens held signs reading "Resign now".
"This thing has got to be solves and we just need maybe new blood, new ideas to stabilize the whole thing," Flores said.
A change that has support outside the Hispanic community.
"We're all in this together, I mean every single one of us should be concerned with our the future of our city and the community and once again the kids are the ones who are suffering through this," Pam Shelander, a Beaumont taxpayer says.
"It's the future of our kids and if we don't stand up for them who will," Gonzalez said.
We tried reaching the district for comment, we have not heard back.
The administration is on spring break.