12News obtains list of Beaumont ISD positions proposed to be eliminated

12News has obtained a copy of a list that details proposed layoffs at the Beaumont Independent School District and from where they will come. 

District Superintendent Timothy Chargois is proposing cutting about 300 jobs with the district in the face of a $25 million budget deficit. 12News was given the list from Beaumont ISD trustee Mike Neil late Friday.

The documents lists 239 positions slated to be eliminated, including 51 administrative positions.

Chargois said at a meeting Thursday employees should know if they have been proposed for termination by June 17.  The board of trustees will vote on the proposals on June 19. 

BISD will host a job fair on June 24 for those affected by the layoffs. 

Trustee Mike Neil made it clear Thursday that he is at his wit's end when it comes to the financial mismanagement in the district. He places much of the fault on the Superintendent for spending at least $15 million not approved by the board of trustees.  

Options were thrown out to save the district money and most of all, save teachers' jobs.  Currently the district has spent almost $1 million on administrative travel. Neil suggested eliminating the cost and forcing employees to pay their own travel.  

An option on the table is to eliminate the head start program but no trustee was in favor of the idea.  

To possibly cut the number of employees facing layoffs, Chargois says he is open to the idea of cutting pay across the entire district by three to five percent.  


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