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Order issued Tuesday to delay BISD school board election

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12News has learned that there will be no Beaumont Independent School District school board election in May.

Late Tuesday the District Court of District of Columbia issued an order blocking the May 11 elections.

The move came after the U.S. Department of Justice Monday issued a letter to BISD in which the DOJ objected to a number of election procedures ordered March 18 by the Beaumont Ninth Court of Appeals.

BISD attorney Melody Chappell says the order was likely to give the district time to hold a fair election for voters. 

The district will now send it's proposed map to the DOJ for pre clearance for elections in November. 


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