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BISD Coverage Stories

BISD holds auction

BISD superintendent names Kristi Fuselier interim West Brook principal

Breaking News: KFDM learns BISD board votes to hire BPD Sgt. Rob Flores as the district's new police chief

BISD votes to hire forensic audit firm

Tentative timetable outlined for BISD superintendent search

BISD puts three administrators on paid leave following attendance probe

Three plead guilty in BISD time card fraud case

Guilty pleas in BISD time card fraud case

Former BISD Superintendent Dr. Chargois applies for top job at West Orange-Cove CISD

BISD must give up more than $500,000 for attendance violations

BISD school bus driver crashed bus, cited for speeding

BISD bus crashes in ditch

BISD begins search for new superintendent

BISD board to discuss two high-ranking positions

Six BISD schools working to raise STAAR test scores

BISD: student absenses cost district $400,000 to $500,000 in first six weeks

Marshall Middle School female student missing

Former BISD police chief speaking out after being fired

Beaumont ISD Statement on M.L. King Middle School Incident involving teacher

BISD names Reggie Bozeman lead officer for police department in wake of chief's termination

New BISD board decides to part ways with BISD Police Chief Clydell Duncan

Superintendent meets with Beaumont police chief

Beaumont Police Chief, City Attorney seen leaving BISD administration building

Naomi Lawrence-Lee's attorney, Dick DeGuerin, speaks with KFDM News about case

Mugshot of Naomi Lawrence-Lee after theft indictment

D.A. releases information about Naomi Lawrence-Lee indictment

Former BISD purchasing director released from jail on bond following theft indictment

Former BISD purchasing director indicted

Dr. Chargois finalist for new position in Detroit

BISD cuts ties with Jessie Haynes

Sept. 18 sentencing set for former BISD employees McCraney, Allison

State gives BISD failing rating for financial accountability

BISD axe school bus transportation for after school activities

Football fans now paying for parking at BISD's Thomas Center

BISD embezzlement case suspect pleads not guilty in court

BISD board adopts budget, allows superintendent to hire teachers without approval

BISD enrollment is now up hundreds of students since first day of school

BISD enrollment down on first day of school

BISD Board of managers consider eliminating Lucas busing

Trial date set for former BISD employees accused of embezzling money

BISD releases preliminary enrollment numbers

BISD Superintendent doesn't expect enough teachers Monday

BISD teachers get free school supplies from students

Students prepare for school supply donations to BISD teachers

Dr. Augustine to lead BISD Human Resources Department

BISD meeting on proposed cuts, police and athletics deparments

Dr. Timothy Chargois resigns as BISD superintendent

BISD athletics and police department on the table

BISD seeking community input on budget

KFDM News obtains indictment for three former BISD employees

Federal grand jury indicts three former BISD employees

Another BISD employee resigns

BISD board of managers considering what to cut

BISD teacher jumps off bridge to her death

BISD schools moving and merging

BISD, Workforce Solutions set up workshops to help teachers

Central High School football coach says team won't be affected by changes at the district

Community reacts to more than 100 BISD job cuts

BISD notifies employees of layoffs

BISD's new way of doing business with vendors

A former BISD employee who helped to oversee the district's finances is returning

KFDM reporter questions Calvin Walker after his release from jail

Missed our 6 p.m. broadcast? See live team coverage of indictment against Calvin Walker

Click here to read indictment against Calvin Walker

Calvin Walker in custody at Jefferson County Jail

Special Grand Jury indicts BISD electrical contractor Calvin Walker on six felony charges

BISD Board Meeting Recap

Where did the $46 million general fund go in BISD?

BISD board seeks ways to cut spending during budget workshop

New BISD board to discuss important issues Monday

Community including board of managers help raise money for teachers

BISD teacher supply drive has low turnout

Hear what a BISD employee who won a court case Friday against the district has to say

BISD record review team coverage: Justin Hinton from Austin and Kara Dixon locally

Beaumont residents react to BISD record review

UPDATE: BISD record review testimony

Teacher protesting In-School Suspension program cuts

Students plan protest ahead of Monday's BISD meeting

Teachers react to Dr. Chargois' proposed separation agreement

Copy of BISD superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois' separation agreement

BISD superintendent announces plans to resign in October

Beaumont teachers react to calls for resignation

Petition calls for BISD board member to resign

BISD students taking message to Austin

BISD's temporary injunction hearing moved to Tuesday

BISD says it's trying to bring more financial accountability

BISD student movement growing thanks to Twitter

3 former candidates for BISD board allowed to intervene in election case

BISD administration comes under attack for budget woes

BISD student protests gaining traction

KFDM obtains document that sheds new information on planned cutbacks in BISD

BISD students planning protest Monday

BISD worries take back seat for many during graduations

Students, others protest BISD proposed cuts at graduation

BISD superintendent to propose more cost-saving measures

Dr. Timothy Chargois says he will not identify special education staff involved in the reduction in force

BISD Superintendent explains decision to pursue Reduction in Force

Beaumont teachers protest job cuts

BISD Communications director Jessie Haynes' paid leave amount

BISD's ripple effect on the Beaumont housing market

Parents address concerns with special ed program

Beaumont teachers ask Education Commissioner to block RIF

KFDM obtains copy of letter in which BISD announces June 30 as expected final RIF notification date

BISD record review scheduled for Friday

BISD record review scheduled for Friday

KFDM's special investigation into qualifications of BISD teachers

Educators group says it's

KFDM obtains Dr. Chargois' letter sent Friday to principals, supervisors

BISD 6pm meeting will address job cuts

BISD Superintendent: We welcome special grand jury investigation

TEA releases statewide STAAR results

Layoffs loom for BISD employees, Board votes Thursday

BISD communications director Jessie Haynes returned to work Wednesday

Special grand jury empaneled

BISD teachers fear for their jobs after superintendent announces eliminating 300 positions

Juror in Jessie Haynes' trial says race wasn't a factor in verdict

BISD superintendent wants to eliminate 300 positions to help save $25 million

BISD superintendent accused of keeping a settlement secret

Beaumont school board discusses finances

NAACP raises questions about BISD takeover

BISD working to prove state compliance

Overtime payments to a BISD department raise questions

Trustees try to dispel takeover rumors

BISD teachers receive grants for the classroom

Fitch downgrades BISD bond rating

CPS investigates allegations of abuse at South Park Middle School

BISD Special Ed Director leaving by ending of school year

Date set for BISD record review

BISD special ed director submits letter of retirement

TEA-appointed board president in El Paso visits Beaumont to describe role

BISD attorney prepared to fight

Fire department investigating natural gas smell at West Brook

BISD appeal brings fear of job cuts

BISD superintendent, board president meet with members of a law firm

Conversation with the Commissioner

KFDM obtains copy of BISD's request for review of TEA takeover decision

KFDM obtains copy of BISD's request for review of TEA takeover decision

Getz says he's ending litigation involving payments to Magee

West Brook on magazine's list of best high schools

Court hearing concerning payments to former Ozen football coach postponed

BISD could spend up to $1 million to appeal a state take over

Update: BISD board votes 5-2 to appeal TEA takeover

KFDM learns Ann Westbrooks decides not to take job at BISD

BISD not allowed to pay former Ozen football coach for at least another week

West Brook HS officials working with police to find person responsible for posting nude photos online

Beaumont city council votes to authoritze negotiations for economic development agreement

BISD school board scheduled to decide whether to appeal takeover

Difference of opinion about role of new conservator

Teachers uncertain what BISD takeover means

How probationary accreditation status of BISD affects students applying for college

Reaction as TEA takes over BISD

LIVE: Board members share thoughts on BISD takeover

Former BISD employees plead guilty to federal charges

KFDM learns Allison pleads guilty to count one of indictment, McCraney pleads guilty to count two

BISD issues statement about commissioner's decision

School board member discusses takeover

Official letter from TEA Commissioner to BISD

KFDM first to report TEA taking over BISD

KFDM first to report TEA taking over BISD

See what's coming up this week for BISD

BISD superintendent and board president in Austin to meet with TEA commissioner

TEA Town Hall conference call Thursday night


Beaumont Chamber of Commerce members talk by phone with TEA Commissioner about BISD

TEA Commissioner hosting teleconference Thursday to let public offer feedback on BISD

Rep. Deshotel urges TEA Commissioner to appoint board of managers, keep BISD accreditation

Superintendent announces community committees to monitor BISD

KFDM learns Naomi Lawrence-Lee terminated, Pat Lambert retiring

KFDM learns Sharika Allison set to plead guilty April 14

BISD hires Ann Westbrooks as CFO/Comptroller

KFDM investigation addresses spending cutback

Superintendent inviting public to 'Let's Talk' forum Monday night

RAW VIDEO: Footage of federal agents raiding the home of former WB Booster Club president Bo Kelley

KFDM on scene as federal agents raid homes of BISD Purchasing Director Naomi Lawrence-Lee and former WB Booster Club president Bo Kelley

KFDM confirms federal agents raiding homes of BISD Purchasing Director Naomi Lawrence-Lee, former WB Booster Club President Bo Kelley

Judge signs retraining order to stop BISD from paying Ozen coach who resigned in February

Comments from Dr. Chargois, board members following meeting with TEA Commissioner

BISD superintendent finishes meeting with Education Commissioner

Separation agreement, email may explain Ozen coach's resignation

A special education teacher says TEA help comes too late

The community reacts to possible takeover of BISD by TEA

Jefferson County Medical Society calls on BISD leaders to resign

School board responds to TEA's takeover recommendation

State representative discusses TEA takeover recommendation

Jefferson County DA's Office issues response to TEA report

BISD response to TEA takeover recommendation

Link to TEA final report recommending BISD takeover

Link to TEA final report recommending BISD takeover

TEA confirms staff recommends BISD takeover

Deshotel says TEA Commissioner coming to BISD Thursday to talk about staff recommendation

Judge rejects BISD claim for about $340,000 in Calvin Walker forfeited funds

Education service center monitoring STAAR testing in BISD

School board discusses evaluation criteria

Organizers defend West Brook

Update on requests for BISD information, FOI investigation

Plez Atkins no longer with BISD

Is BISD attempting to muzzle the media?

BISD responds to TEA report

More calls for resignation at school board meeting

BISD to hold press conference Friday to address TEA's report on the district's finances

Homebuilders Association of Southeast Texas also calling on BISD leaders to resign

Home Builders Association of Southeast Texas calls for resignation of BISD board, superintendent

Beaumont Board of Realtors wants BISD board members and superintendent to resign

Investigation into West Brook fight continues

Part-time BISD officer placed on leave following West Brook incident

Superintendent addresses TEA preliminary report

CPS, police investigating student's claims that principal injured him

Odom Academy mom claims principal injured her son

Chamber of Commerce explains call for BISD leadership change

LULAC asking BISD Superintendent to resign

Greater Beaumont Chamber calling for TEA to intervene and replace current BISD leadership

BISD employee Jessie Haynes hasn't returned to work after workers' comp claim denied

Justin Hinton's report on TEA investigation of BISD

West Brook student transported to hospital after a fight

Student accused of making threats taken into custody

Click here to read the entire TEA preliminary report into BISD financial compliance

TEA preliminary report critical of BISD financial practices

Former Marshall Middle School student posts threat online

School notifies parents about former student who reportedly made threats via social media

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