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Beginning November, public will have less time to address B.I.S.D. trustees

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Starting in November, the public will have less time to address the Beaumont I.S.D. board of trustees during public meetings.

Trustees voted 5-2 on the second and final reading to change the policy. 

Tom Nield and Mike Neil casted the dissenting votes. The public will have two and a half minutes to address the board from now on. 

And communications will only be dedicated 30 minutes rather than 45. 

Trustee Mike Neil had a few words with Superintendent Timothy Chargois Thursday saying he learned the Texas Education Agency would be visiting the district later this month from the media rather than the superintendent. 

Chargois said he told trustees months ago. Neil responded saying he and his colleagues deserved to know the exact date as soon as possible to which Chargois replied "Point taken." 

Attorney Michael Getz proposed a settlement offer to the Board of Trustees. He proposes that no further legal action will be taken if the board would adopt Map 5which would be a five single member, two at large plan that would offer up all the board's trustee seats for re-election.

The governor would have to approve an election.

A Ninth Court of Appeals ruling announced Thursday morning says that the November Beaumont Independent School District board of trustees election planned for November would be illegal.



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