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Our Labor Day started off with some extremely small pockets of rain for the coast this morning. Most areas should see a rain-free day, with a 30% coverage of showers in our forecast. Highs today will reach the lower 90's. More moisture leads to increased rain coverage for Tuesday. A 50% coverage of showers returns for Tuesday. Highs will ...
BISD purchasing agent put on paid administrative leave
BEAUMONT - The Beaumont school superintendent has placed Naomi Lawrence-Lee, the district's purchasing agent, on paid administrative leave, according to information provided to KFDM News by BISD board member Tom Neild.
Neild told KFDM board members received an email from the district shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
He says the email read: "Per Dr. Chargois, Naomi Lawrence-Lee has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation. No other information is available at this time."
Although the email doesn't specify the nature of the investigation, it comes after a KFDM News investigative report last week, during which we examined paperwork and documented instances of overtime pay or extra pay in addition to regular salary received by Naomi Lawrence-Lee and two other district employees.
Neild told us the information presented in our report "is of great concern." Neild says as a trustee, he has an obligation to look into the matter.