But they also felt that “we don’t need to go backwards,” he said. Trustee Thomas Sigee called Monday’s announcement the “nail in the coffin” an the issue that has resurfaced time and again. On Fridays Texan Live will bring you live audio from each game we cover. Livestream.com Follow Beaumont ISD TV's profile on Livestream for updates on live events. “I think that maybe we can get a lot of healing going here, hopefully, and we can just concentrate on the kids and the teachers and the staff. Beaumont ISD started to unveil its plans for the fall semester in a Zoom meeting on Thursday. Isaac Windes is the education reporter for the Beaumont Enterprise. Thomas Sigee, BISD's school board president, said two board members asked for the item to be added to the meeting agenda BISD Memorial Stadium received its current name in 2018. Nederland Independent School District will hold a special meeting of the Board of Trustees at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building’s boardroom. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies. Beaumont ISD board votes against Memorial Stadium renaming at Thursday meeting In 2018, the board of managers voted to change the name to Memorial Stadium. But he said Monday that he is now looking forward. The board voted for the name change of what is described as the "district's most visible facility" in an "effort to bridge divisions within the Beaumont community" according to the board exhibit cover sheet for … His name was removed from the facility a year ago, after a previous board voted to remove it in the wake of financial controversies that came to light after Thomas left the district and that led to a state takeover. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. “I had thought after I returned home that things changed but obviously the last four years I found out it didn’t,” he said. Related: Stadium debate rekindles debate over Thomas' legacy. Beaumont City Councilman Mike Getz, who has been at the center of Beaumont ISD controversies over the last decade, addressed the board Monday. Board Committee Meetings & Activities. Watch Past Meetings. “I have the smallest district of all the board members, but it is more diverse.”. He announced his decision not to run at the last board meeting, and voted not to replace the name — citing the rancor and hate that hallmarked the conversations surrounding it. 'Nail in the coffin': BISD can't ask voters to decide stadium name, Beaumont ISD board members, including Darrell Antwine, Sr., who also announced mid-speech that he will not run for re-election, present their positions regarding the changing of Beaumont Memorial Stadium back to the Thomas A. Distance Learning Resources for Parents & Students, https://zoom.us/j/97235779825?pwd=bGRkL0g5anlrMjFleVhtVXRWUWx5dz09, Beaumont USD Additional Board Meeting Information. Getz said he wanted to clarify a question he raised over the weekend about whether the closed session the board held to discuss the legality of the election order was in compliance with open meetings laws. Thursday and Saturday regular season football games covered by Texan Live will include live video and audio streams as indicated on our weekly schedule. BEAUMONT, Texas — The Beaumont ISD board is set to discuss changing the stadium's name back to its previous after a name change was made in August 2018. The Beaumont Independent School District board will be considering the option at its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday evening. Like many on the board, Sigee said, many voters agreed the name should not have been removed by the state-appointed board of managers in 2018. “A lot of people who look like me don’t like the decision I made, but I have to live with it,” said Antwine, who is Black. She has held many positions on the board and she has never been the president,” Sigee said. The district has since tabled plans for the hotel, but intends to go forward with the event center, according to comments by Mr. Thomas at a recent board meeting, according to The Beaumont … “Zenobia Bush has been a faithful board member for many years. Dial the number below and enter the access code using your phone. If you would like to comment on any item on the agenda, please email: boardcomments01.26.21@beaumontusd.k12.ca.us. 1 of 4 Beaumont ISD Board of Managers Vice President Joe Domino asks a question of a speaker during a board meeting in 2015. Photo taken Thursday, January 21, 2021 Kim Brent/The Enterprise, LU adds master’s program in geospatial sciences, Opiate deals, fatal overdoses net Vidor woman 15 years in federal prison, Councilman questions legality of BISD meeting. “I am here to let you know that I completely support the actions of the board last Thursday night in refusing to rename the stadium,” he said. ... “Everyone deserves to live in a safe community, free from the threat of violent crime,” Ganjei said. “Overwhelmingly people just wanted me to leave that alone,” he said. Sigee, who stepped down as board president at the last meeting, said he met with constituents in December and early January to hear them out on the matter. 100 Black Men Meet the Need at King . We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. BISD Memorial Stadium was officially renamed from its original moniker, the "Beaumont ISD Carrol A. This is not why I got on the board.”, Related: BISD Stadium could return to former Thomas title. “I didn’t know there was so much politics on the board. Baytown Sterling vs Beaumont United – 10/10/2020 – 2:00PM – Football – Beaumont ISD Stadium 1.4K Episcopal vs Westbrook – 10/9/2020 – 7:00PM – Football – Beaumont Memorial Stadium The board voted during Thursday's regularly scheduled meeting to change the name from the Beaumont ISD Carol A. Due to UIL Friday night restrictions, “A football contest that takes place on a Friday may not be telecast live”. BISD Memorial Stadium was officially renamed from its original moniker, the "Beaumont ISD Carrol A. 100 Black Men of Greater Beaumont provided much-needed school supplies to King MS scholars. BISD Memorial Stadium was officially renamed from its original moniker, the "Beaumont ISD Carrol A. The … “With that being the situation, I … understand why it was necessary for the school district’s attorney to meet with the board in executive session,” Getz said. Memorial Stadium is here to stay, after the Beaumont School Board learned Monday that it did not have the legal authority to place the issue on the May ballot for voters to decide, as was proposed at last week’s board meeting. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the District to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to the meeting. “She is not running again, so I think it is befitting to let her be the president for the last couple months.”. Trustee Darrell Antwine also said the name of the stadium, and months of debate that surrounded it, are not why he joined the board. The Board President reserves the right to limit speaking time to three (3) minutes. Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes. Your comment will be read out loud to the Board of Trustees. The district is set to start on August 17, and instruction will be online only for the first three weeks. The Beaumont ISD board is set to discuss and is expected to vote on changing the stadium's name back to the previous name after the name was changed in August 2018. The Board meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, will be held online. The board met to decide whether to change Memorial … Beaumont Independent School District allows students attending a school where 65% or more of the students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch to transfer to a … “I also would have supported placing this issue on the ballot.”, Top hits: Get Beaumont Enterprise stories sent directly to your inbox. The Board meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, will be held online. The motion failed 2 - 5. BEAUMONT, Texas — The battle for renaming Beaumont Independent School District's stadium is over for now. “Butch” Thomas, the district’s first Black superintendent. Trustee Robert Dunn said he would have voted to rename the stadium after Thomas at the last meeting if he had known it would not make it onto a public ballot. For additional information please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (951) 845-1631, ext. Beaumont ISD board members, including Darrell Antwine, Sr., who also announced mid-speech that he will not run for re-election, present their positions regarding the changing of Beaumont … Beaumont ISD will hold a closed meeting Monday to consider placing a question to voters on the May ballot regarding the name of Memorial Stadium, along with candidates for several board … Beaumont Independent School District; Board. During regular meetings of the Governing Board (Board), members of the audience have an opportunity to speak regarding subjects or concerns that appear, or do not appear, on the agenda. It is suggested that anyone wishing to speak to the Board arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the meeting and to fill out a form "Request to Address the Board" located in the boardroom. PUBLIC COMMENTS If you would like to comment on any item on the agenda, please email: boardcomments01.12.21@beaumontusd.k12.ca.us About Us; Meet the Board. Darrell Antwine, Sr. - Member; Kevin Reece - Member; Matilda "Tillie" Hickman - Member; Robert Dunn, Sr. Board Agendas; Board Policy Manual; 2020-21 Meeting Dates; Addressing the Board; Request to Speak; Texas Association of School Boards ... 3395 Harrison Avenue. 005324. That is why I am getting off of it.”. Leaders, economists expect muted impact for SE Texas from Keystone XL... 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BEAUMONT, Texas — The Beaumont ISD board is set to discuss and is expected to vote on changing the stadium's name back to the previous name after the name was changed in August 2018. Watch Live. Sigee urged the board to nominate and vote for Zenobia Bush to take on the president’s role for the final months. "Butch" Carrol Educational Support Center during Thursday's meeting. The question of whether to change the name of BISD Memorial Stadium to the Carrol A. In an effort to bridge divisions within the Beaumont community, the Beaumont ISD Board approved renaming the stadium to BISD Memorial Stadium at its regularly scheduled meeting on August 16, 2018. Unless the item has been placed on the published agenda in accordance with the Brown Act, there shall be no action taken. Dunn said during the last meeting that the toxic debate over whether to return Thomas’ name to the facitliy was reflective of Beaumont’s political culture. The Beaumont Unified School District prohibits, during all school activities, programs, and employment, discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Beaumont Independent School District located in Beaumont, Texas. Individuals, who require disability-related accommodations or modifications, including auxiliary aids and services, in order to participate in the Board meeting, should contact the Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. We definitely need to move forward. That seemed to mark the end of the effort to rename the stadium after Carrol A. “I thought we could let the citizens of Beaumont decide, and that way we wouldn’t be going back every four years with this,” he said. 'Butch' Thomas Educational Support Center" according to a 12News file story. Archive for Board Meetings Before 4/2010. “That is all I was ever asking is why.”. Beaumont has been under a state-appointed board … “There is no enabling statute … so as a result the district just doesn’t have the authority to do it even if they wanted too.”. The Brownsville Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved a one-time payment of $400 to all full-time employees as bonus compensation for working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Getz again stressed to The Enterprise before the meeting that he believed the issues had nothing to do with race. The Board may acknowledge receipt of the information, or refer the matter to staff with no direction as to action or priority. The only thing we can do is move forward. Beaumont ISD board meeting underway as members discuss renaming stadium. Beaumont … Attn: Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent. BISD Memorial Stadium was officially renamed from its original moniker, the "Beaumont ISD Carrol A. The board is getting set to launch a search for a new superintendent after Dr. John Frossard was named the lone finalist for the top job in the Beaumont Independent School District. The motion to rename Memorial Stadium failed by a 5-2 vote at Beaumont ISD's Thursday board meeting. BEAUMONT, Texas — The Beaumont ISD board is set to discuss changing the stadium's name back to its previous after a name change was made in August 2018. From a full house to a just a few of the faithful, after 4-and-a-half hours, the public finally got to speak at the Beaumont Independent School District Board meeting. 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