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The community reacts to possible takeover of BISD by TEA
The TEA's report states that BISD has "suffered a severe loss of public trust and has acquired a reputation in the community that is tainted by multiple incidents of fraud, waste, and abuse." KFDM went out in to the community to gauge reaction to word that the Texas Commissioner of Education is on his way and a takeover of the district is possible.
Parent and business owner Dr. Galin Latham told us, "I think it's extremely unfortunate, but I think at some point you have to start over with a clean slate."
Retiree Don Garrett stated, "I believe we have to go in a different direction, this chaos over the years. It's like at a standstill. It's like at a standstill. It's like there's no honesty over there. So, it needs new leadership, definitely." A community that has suffered a severe loss of public trust according to the TEA report.
Parent Brandie Fussell said, "Crooks, thieves, lies. It's full of it. BISD is full of it."
Retiree Paul Prince says, "I would tell him to move in. Don't listen to lies and innuendos. Just move in and let's get going. Don't put it off any longer." Latham added, "The way I see it as a business owner is if that is going on in my own business, I would have shuttered the doors and been done. Obviously, as a public school system you can't shut it down, but you gotta get it cleaned up if you are going to expect to do the business you need to be doing." And that's educating the children. Fussell says, "It's been full of corruption. Our kids don't get what they need and deserve."
But there is hope for a new era for the community. "With new leadership, it would be a new direction, I believe," Garrett adds.
And, BISD employee Isabella Stewart added, "I hope we all get together as a whole and settle everything out and I'm sure they will."