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Former BISD transportation director is one of dozens of permanent subs causing concern for parents

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12News has  learned the former director of transportation for the Beaumont Independent School District is now teaching at Ozen High School.

Clifton Guillory retired in 2010 shortly after he was stopped by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy on suspicion of drunk driving.

Guillory was in a BISD vehicle and admitted to having had drinks before driving, he also had an expired license.

A BISD police officer drove Guillory home.  No charges were ever filed.

We have confirmed that Guillory is a permanent substitute teacher at Ozen, one of dozens in the school district.  Guillory is also not certified to teach by the state.

Permanent subs have parents concerned.  Parents and teachers are telling us there are too many subs staying too long in spots that should be held by certified teachers and they say that's hurting the kids.

Coni Little is one of those parents.  She says she keeps close tabs on her son's progress in school.

He's an eighth grader at Marshall Middle School.

But Little says she was getting no cooperation from his English/Reading teacher.  It turns out she was a permanent substitute, but Little says she wasn't notified until it was too late.

She says it took her inquiring for the school to send a letter advising her and other parents that a sub was teaching the class.

Little said her son ended up failing the first six weeks. 

Marshall's principal sent a letter notifying parents on September 23, the first day of school was August 26.  The Texas Education Agency requires notification in writing no later than the 30 instructional day from when the uncertified teacher was assigned.

But our sources within the district say there are dozens of permanent subs teaching and parents are unaware.

For example, Vivian Poullard, she is no longer with the district, but she had been teaching math for years at Central Medical Magnet School as an uncertified substitute.

She is also the sub TEA says helped a student cheat on a standardized exam.

We've learned her replacement, Renella Johnson, is a permanent sub as well.  The spot for which she is substituting is for a teacher who has been out ill since last school year.  However that teacher is still listed as the registered teacher for her classes.  So sources say some Central parents don't know their kids are being taught math by a substitute.

Beaumont ISD is closed for Thanksgiving break this week.

We have tried to get administrators to talk to us on a number of concerns, including superintendent Dr. Timothy Chargois, but they will not answer our questions.

We have also not received responses to our public information requests.  Because of this we have contacted the Texas Attorney General's Office on Monday.  We will keep you posted on our progress.

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