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A little better coverage of showers can be expected Wednesday as deeper moisture should move northward off the Gulf. The next cold front will be in our area Friday morning with scattered showers and thunderstorms rather likely Thursday evening into Friday. Cooler and drier air will take over this weekend.
BISD board approves tax rate
BEAUMONT - The Beaumont ISD board members met tonight to discuss the district's tax rate.
The board approved the current rate of $1.31 per $100 of assessed property value.
Trustees then went into executive session after hearing public comment and more information on the Legislative Budget Board's review of the district.
That Legislative Budget Board report was released last week and was critical of the district, saying there's a "divisive atmosphere of distrust" on the board.
The report gave several recommendations for improving communication among board members and creating a more streamlined operating structure.
The report included 85 recommendations for the district to address.
Twelve leaders from various parts of the district have been gathered to work on those.
A timeline has been set up with a progress report scheduled to be presented to the board in December.
Dr. Shirley Bonton says it will take time and a lot of work to repair communications.