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Early morning showers returned for certain areas around Hardin and Jefferson counties this morning, with plenty of rain falling from High Island to the Bolivar Peninsula. Enough moisture moving in from areas west of us to push our rain coverage up to 50%. Most of the models agree on the rains to be done by this evening. Our Saturday sees partly ...
BISD could spend up to $1 million to appeal a state take over
KFDM News - Hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will now be spent to appeal a decision by the Texas Education Agency commissioner to take over Beaumont Independent School District.
With a 5-2 vote, board members voted Thursday to appeal the TEA's decision to send a board of managers to replace trustees and superintendent Timothy Chargois.
The BISD board voted to hire a team of lawyers to appeal the state takeover through the judicial system.
This litigation will very likely cost BISD between $500,000 and one million dollars.
Two trustees -- who did not vote to appeal the commissioner of education decision -- say that money should be spent on the district.