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Commissioner of Education pleased with judge's decision opening door for TEA takeover

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams said he is pleased with a judge's decision Friday that allows the Texas Education Association takeover of the Beaumont Independent School District.

“After yet another fair and impartial review of the facts, I am pleased that my decision to appoint a board of managers has been upheld in district court. Today’s ruling is truly a victory for the people of Beaumont who seek to restore trust and confidence in their local school district." said Williams.

The effort to assemble a board of managers is a task of which the commissioner says he is moving forward.

"I am committed to selecting trusted and diverse members of the community to serve on the Beaumont board of managers. However, the timing for such a transition remains in the hands of the current board of trustees. They must ultimately decide whether to abide by the legal decisions that have already been reached or to continue to utilize taxpayer dollars in a losing fight," said Williams.

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