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SPECIAL REPORT: " Who's watching out for our kids?"

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BEAUMONT -

Principals without principle, that's the perception being generated by two Beaumont teachers who appear to be engaged in a charade.

The two men are dishing out discipline at Beaumont's Ozen High School as assistant principals, even though they are not state certified to hold those roles.

12News first approached the district and even the superintendent last summer about the two uncertified assistant principals at Ozen. 

They are Reginald Green and Kevin Johnson. In last year's Ozen graduation program booklet, they were identified as interim assistant principals.

Superintendent Timothy Chargois, Ed.D, at the time, told us it was a clerical mistake.  But six months later, a 12News investigation has revealed the men are still dishing out discipline as assistant principals.

We've collected evidence including a Christmas photo in which the two are included as part of the administration team at Ozen, along with Ozen's internal directory listing showing Green and Johnson as assistant principals and instead of a classroom, they're listed as being in administrative offices.

We even have a photo of Johnson's door, with his name on it and the job description: Dean of Discipline.

So we checked state records again, and still neither is certified to be an assistant principal, just to teach, Green can teach business and Johnson is only certified to teach physical education.

And although, they're listed as teachers of record, they're not teaching, instead the district is paying substitutes to teach their classes and according to sources within Ozen, those subs are not certified to teach what they're teaching.

District records show Green and Johnson being paid as teachers, but inside sources tell us they are getting tutorial pay to raise their salary.

With all the new information we gathered, we went back to Chargois for an explanation.  His spokesperson told us that because of major disciplinary and safety problems at Ozen, Dr. Chargois gave Norris full authority to do what he had to do to restore order, and that Green and Johnson were providing assistance in that.

But in light of our investigation, BISD has acknowledged it will review the lack of certification concerns that we've raised.

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