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TEA Recommends Managers Take Over Beaumont ISD

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    NBC 5

    The Texas Education Agency has recommended a board of managers take over the Beaumont Independent School District amid financial and leadership concerns.

    Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has the final say and is scheduled to be in Beaumont on Thursday to meet with the seven current trustees.

    Results of the TEA financial review were released Tuesday. The report says the district in the past five years has lost the public's trust and acquired a reputation tainted by multiple incidents of fraud, waste and abuse.

    The report cited a continuing lack of internal controls over finances and operations, despite 2013 reviews and recommendations for improvement.

    The president of the board of trustees, Gwen Ambres, says members are very unhappy and disappointed in that response but will comply with the TEA.