The Beaumont Independent School District Monday issued the following news release:
Central High School Band's Halftime Performance:
Beaumont ISD administrators met today with Central High School campus administrators and the band directors. The video from Saturday's high school band halftime show has been thoroughly reviewed to examine the appropriateness of the performance. While BISD leaders are confident the intentions of the band and band director were to raise awareness of voting and not support any candidate, a message has been conveyed about the importance of avoiding the appearance of physical attack and political satire that can be construed as bias.
Central High School leaders regret any act that appeared to some as a negative message and/or a political endorsement. Campus administrators and band leaders have been instructed to thoroughly examine how students plan to express their creativity as it relates to political rhetoric.
Central Medical Magnet High School Band and Fine Arts Program will continue its traditions of great and award-winning entertainment as the district remains focused on student achievement.
About Beaumont ISD
The Beaumont Independent School District has 28 schools with nearly 20,000 students and 3,500 employees. The Texas Education Agency school district with several top- rated schools, including three Blue Ribbon schools, two US News & World Report Best High Schools, #23 on Houston Chronicle's Top 100 Workplace, Business Review USA Listing as One of Nation's Top 10 School Districts, Texas Education Agency Exemplary & Recognized Schools, American
College Testing-National Model Schools, National Center on Educational Achievement-Higher Performance Schools, U.S. Department of Education Model Parent Involvement Program, National Model for School Nutrition, National League of Cities NBC-LEO National Model School District and the World's Premiere Reasoning Mind Program.