...Parent Noel Pinnock said the district should put more emphasis on improving the quality of local education and less on moving students.
"We need to unite the front of schools in Missouri City to make them all better," he said. "If the effect of superior teachers on every student isn't taken into account, there won't be a black flight or middle-class flight from Missouri City, but a family flight."
He also suggested that the way FBISD Board members are elected might serve to reduce accountability and responsiveness.
"Under the current system voters find it harder to work with officials they know personally, and who know the issues first-hand," he said...
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)