Beaumont I.S.D. Superintendent addresses T.E.A. audit

The monthly Beaumont Independent School Board meeting lasted over four hours Thursday night, and lead with the topic of the Texas Education Agency's investigative report.

For the first time in a public forum, Superintendent Dr. Carrol Thomas addressed the issues of the investigation.

Thomas said at the end of the day, the only thing the TEA investigation called for was three things.

First, he said it called for an investigation into the license of Walker's Electric Company, which the district proved was valid.

Second, he said the district was asked to maintain training in state and federal procurement rules and regulations.

Third, for the district to update all policies and procedures regarding procurement and submit them by the end of April.

Thomas added he disagreed with some of the TEA findings, claiming the district could have lost many millions of taxpayer dollars had they not taken the emergency status and mobilized the construction process to fix the damaged school buildings from Hurricane Ike.

In all, Dr. Thomas assured the board and the public that the school district intends to follow all laws and regulations mandated my the state and federal government.


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