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KFDM learns BISD seeks to delay state takeover
AUSTIN - by Scott Lawrence
KFDM News has learned the attorney representing the Beaumont ISD is seeking a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the state from taking over the district.
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A spokesman for the Texas Education Agency tells KFDM News a state district judge in Austin will hold a hearing at 4 p.m. Wednesday to consider the TRO.
Attorney Chris Tritico filed the motion for a Declaratory Judgment, Temporary Restraining Order, Temporary Injunction and Permanent Injunction on behalf of Gwen Ambres, BISD board president, and Janice Brassard, a BISD board member.
Education Commissioner Michael Williams has ordered a board of managers to replace the board of trustees, and a superintendent to replace Dr. Timothy Chargois, by June 15. He cited a TEA investigation that found serious problems with financial management in BISD and a loss of public trust.
Tritico filed a response, saying Williams has no authority to order a takeover and denying all of the elements of the TEA's findings.