Chargois' exit is back on the agenda for the BISD board of managers

Last month, former Beaumont Independent School District superintendent, Timothy Chargois, Ed.D had talked about resigning and was seeking a $245,000 exit package.

Now that the newly appointed board of managers has voted on his proposed termination, it appears his options are limited.

Last week, BISD's board of managers as one of its first actions after being sworn in voted to unanimously to fire Chargois with good cause.  This left it it up to the managers and the district's newly hired law firm to negotiate an agreement between Chargois and the district.

The board of managers Monday will meet for the second time, and Chargois' termination is back on the agenda for discussion.

Sources tell us that Chargois could still opt to resign, but we're told if Chargois chooses not to, he'll still be fired.

The issue with his pay or if he'll even receive a severance package remains up in the air.

We spoke to board of managers president Jimmy Simmons, and he says he would want to visit with the district's lawyers before commenting.

Chargois is still within a 15-day window to appeal the board's decision to an independent officer, we have not heard if he has.

The board of managers will also consider starting the the layoff process by eliminating five employees in administrative positions.

Those employees are Lona Alexander-Mitchell, Project Director/Supervisor 21st Century Grant; Veda Brown, Special Initiative Supervisor/Grant Writer; Jessie Haynes, Communications Director; Jeffery Nelson, District/Lead Teacher-Math; and Sharon Rigsby, District/Lead Teacher-Planetarium.


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