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A cold front will work through the area tonight reinforcing the nice weather we've had lately. Dry northwest flow aloft will continue keeping the area dry for most of the week. Cool at night and mild to warm days are expected. The next upper system will reach the area next weekend.
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 They said it was misleading and outdated.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.