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BISD record review scheduled for Friday
BEAUMONT-By: Leslie Rangel
It's been a week of disappointment for many employees within the Beaumont School District and this upcoming week is expected to divulge more information about the fate of BISD.
A district record review that was rescheduled for may will take place this Friday in Austin.
The record review this Friday focuses on giving BISD a chance to fight the Texas Education Commissioner's reasoning's for lowering the district's accreditation status.
It would give BISD a chance to write to TEA explaining why they think the commissioner was wrong.
The district must have written all the information down to present to the TEA before the meeting this Friday.
Since the review was postponed, the district filed a temporary restraining order against the commissioner, preventing him from installing a board of managers for at least two weeks.
The Superintendent and members of the board of trustees say the commissioner was wrong to lower the district's accreditation and to try to appoint a board of managers.
On June 16th, the courts will have a hearing where BISD and TEA will present testimony as to why or why not the district should have a board of managers and new superintendent step in.
As of right now, the district has a temporary restraining order, that is only effective for 14 days.
The next step up would be a temporary injunction that would possibly bring more legal uncertainty and would likely change nothing for months because either side would be expected to appeal.
Commissioner Williams told us in previous statements he didn't find the restraining order a surprise but fully expects to replace the superintendent and the board of trustees.