2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chron report: Sienna Plantation Parents Speak Up On FBISD Zoning Plans

Sienna Plantation parents question rezoning plan for elementary schools
Concerns center on moving pupils, as well as safety

FB Chronicle

The Fort Bend Independent School District will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. today at Elementary School 39, 3440 Lexington Blvd., Missouri City. Plans to revise secondary attendance zones are to be discussed as the district aims to develop a feeder pattern that tracks pupils from the new elementary to the
same middle and high schools.

Fort Bend Independent School District trustees are expected to announce attendance rezoning plans for the Sienna Plantation area in east Fort Bend County on Feb. 25.

"Everyone agrees that a third elementary school is needed for this rapidly growing area," said Mary Ann Simpson, district spokeswoman, before a Tuesday public hearing. "We're doing what we can to achieve a balance in our rezoning plans."

But not everyone agrees on the best way to revise attendance zones. . .(follow the link below for the full story)