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BISD board elects new president
Woodrow Reece is out and Gwen Ambres is in as the new Beaumont school board president.
Trustees voted 4-to-3 to appoint Ambres as president last night.
Mike Neil, Tom Neild and Reece voted for Reece to remain as president.
Reece says he's done a lot in his time at the helm of the board, but trustees also discussed more than just changing positions.
The board members also voted to move forward with the first steps leading to a new election for the trustees.
They voted to authorize the BISD attorney and a map specialist to draft a map with five single-member districts and 2 at-large seats.
That map would replace the seven single-member district seats map they were planning to use for the cancelled November election.
Still no word on when the new election will take place.
The attorney recommends the demographer having several maps drawn by the end of the year. A process would include more community participation.
The final decision will come from the board.