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BISD interim superintendent also served as interim over embattled El Paso school district

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Commissioner Michael Williams Monday announced the man who would take over on an interim basis as the new Superintendent of the Beaumont Independent School District.

Wiliams named Vern Butler as the interim superintendent to take over the duties of Timothy Chargois. Chargois served as super indent for the district for 2 years.

Butler previously served as interim superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District, assisting an appointed board of managers. His charge in El Paso was to restore public confidence after the serving superintendent was indicted on federal corruption charges. He as the third interim superintendent to serve at the time.

Butler will serve only on an interim basis, until the BISD board of managers can identify and hire a permanent superintendent.

Williams on Monday also instructed Fred Shafer to remain in his role as conservator. Shafer was appointed conservator in April and is expected to help support the board of managers and interim superintendent due to the overall weakened financial condition of the district.

“Due to multiple delays created by the district, this board of managers has been placed in a tough position where a number of large financial decisions must be made in a very short period of time,” said Commissioner Williams said in a press release. “The district’s road back to true stability and credibility will be a long one, but it will be trusted community members from Beaumont who will successfully map out the path.”
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