BISD board to vote on whether to remove Dr. Carrol Thomas' name from football stadium

    BISD board to vote Thursday, Aug. 16, on whether to remove Dr. Carrol A. "Butch" Thomas' name from football stadium.

    On Thursday, the Beaumont Independent School District board on managers will decide whether to remove the name of former superintendent Dr. Carrol "Butch" Thomas from the district's football stadium.

    Those citizens pushing for a name change claim that it was poor leadership of Dr. Thomas that led to the state taking over the school district.

    However, supporters of Thomas say the first African American superintendent did much to improve the district, including building new schools throughout the city.

    KFDM/Fox 4's Angel San Juan has the report.

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