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Happy Halloween everyone. Sunny skies for today with highs again in the low and mid 70's. High pressure will allow things to cool down quickly for trick or treaters. Temps tonight fall to the low and mid 40's. Sunny skies all weekend. Saturday and Sunday peak in the low and mid 60's.
Recognized sign taken down from in front of Carrol A. "Butch" Thomas Educational Support Center
KFDM News learned that the Recognized sign was removed from in front of the Carrol A. "Butch" Thomas Educational Support Center Wednesday.
The removal was ordered by interim Beaumont ISD superintendent Vern Butler.
BISD workers also knocked down the BISD Recognized sign in front of the administration building Tuesday morning on Harrison Street near Interstate 10.
BISD hasn't been a Recognized district in Texas for several years. The state lowered the rating from Recognized to Acceptable in 2011. Its state rating has remained Acceptable.
Some in the community criticized BISD for keeping the sign in place even though its rating was lowered. They said it was misleading and outdated.
The Texas Education Agency has been investigating complaints of cheating on state tests, the results of which are used to help calculate state ratings. That investigation remains open.