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|Board Member, Beaumont Independent School District, Position 3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Profession||Former Spring ISD teacher|
|Spring Independent School District, Position 3, 3-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Justine Durant Incumbent||64.4%||2,655|
|Source: Harris County, Texas, "November 2013 General Election Official Results," accessed December 12, 2013|
Humphrey was not endorsed in this campaign.
Humphrey reported no contributions or expenditures to the Texas Ethics Commission.
On September 3, 2013, Spring ISD student Joshua Broussard was fatally stabbed and three others were injured at Spring High School. Humphrey impresses the importance of adding metal detectors to all elementary, middle and high schools in the district. A bond was passed in 2011, in which voters in the district voted to fund the purchase of metal detectors in Spring ISD, however the machines were never purchased or installed in schools.
What was at stake?
Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013 covering Positions 1, 2 and 3. The two incumbents in Positions 1 and 3 retained their seats, while newcomer Chris A. Bell was elected to the board in Position 2.
Termination from Spring ISD
Humphrey is a former Spring ISD teacher, where she was employed for ten months. In August 2012, Humphrey had complained of a water leak in her classroom, citing that she was inhaling toxic chemicals that made her ill, and as a result, causing her to miss work. Her contract was terminated with Spring ISD, with the district citing she did not provide proper documentation for the leave. A lawsuit followed wherein Humphrey petitioned the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for Spring ISD improperly terminating her. On April 19, 2013, Humphrey's appeal was denied and the judgement upheld.
About the districtHouston, Texas, which is also a seat of Harris County, Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Houston is home to 2,099,451 residents.
In terms of graduation rate, average household income and poverty rate, Houston underperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 74.4% compared to 80.4% statewide. The average household income was $44,124 compared to $50,920 in the entire state. Houston had a poverty rate of 21.5%, while the poverty rate for Texas was 17.0%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Houston city (%)||Texas (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||43.8||37.6|
|Black or African American||23.7||11.8|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.7||0.7|
|Two or More Races||3.3||2.7|
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Texas Ethics Commission Search Campaign Finance Reports, accessed December 26, 2013
- Spring ISD parents to protest for metal detectors in school Accessed September 16, 2013
- Protesting parents not warmly received at Spring ISD building Accessed September 16, 2013
- “TAMMI HUMPHREY V SPRING ISD” TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY RECORD, accessed October 24, 2013
- Quick Facts Accessed August 19, 2013]
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014