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Board named in takeover of Texas school district

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas education officials have announced the seven members of a board of managers that will oversee a troubled Southeast Texas school district that has been investigated over its finances and its handling of services to disabled students.

The board will oversee the management of the Beaumont Independent School District, which has nearly 21,000 students.

Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced the new board on Monday. They include local business leaders, an attorney and a former CEO of Entergy Texas.

Williams had announced in April he would be appointing the board, which will assume all responsibilities of the elected board of trustees.

The board will be sworn in July 21. It will be in place for up to two years.

Williams also appointed Vern Butler as district interim superintendent.

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