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Performance review finds BISD board split along racial lines
Fox 4 has obtained a copy of a performance review of the Beaumont Independent School District. The report offers both praise and criticism of BISD in several areas.
The Legislative Budget Board conducted the management and performance review.
It's separate from a Texas Education Agency investigation into claims of cheating and other issues in BISD. That investigation is ongoing.
The budget board audit says a review team interviewed all seven boad members and determined the board is divided into three distinct groups with clear divisions along racial lines.
According to the budget board review, members comments indicate that division appears to be the catalyst for the absence of trust and the presence of personal animosity between the groups.
It states not all board members operate within their roles and responsibilities of goal setting, policy making and evaluation.
The report is also critical of other areas, including how BISD manages financial resources.
The report offers several recommendations for improvement, but it also praises the district for graduation rates and how it recognizes student achievement.
To read the full review, visit our sister station KFDM.com: http://www.kfdm.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/kfdm_bisd-performance-review-6208.shtml