12News has learned that the Beaumont Independent School District Superintendent has implemented new limitations on spending and employee overtime. The changes were announced by a letter addressed to BISD administrative staff.

Dr. Timothy Chargois said in the letter that a number of changes are being made as part of his recently announced restructuring.

Changes announced in Dr. Chargois' letter include:

  • No overtime will be approved without Dr. Chargois' expressed, written permission.
  • Extra-duty pay will be closely monitored by principals and supervisors.
  • All professional development opportunities and travel that require the processing of expenses have been suspended.
  • A purchasing freeze is in place until further notice.

The letter announcing these changes was sent to administrators on Friday.