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)

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Chronicle: Zoning Controversy Grows!

Residents oppose school zone proposal

New boundary would affect pupils from Oyster Creek
Houston Chronicle

Although dozens of Oyster Creek Plantation residents attended the Fort Bend school board meeting Monday night, only three were allowed to speak about a proposed change to their children's school attendance zone.

"I'm asking you not to look at our children as a line on a map," said Chad Dick, whose 5-year-old daughter would attend first grade at Lexington Creek Elementary School in 2009 under the existing attendance zone plan.

The large group of residents, including some without children attending Lexington Creek, wore green stickers to identify their community. Many signed up to speak during the public comment segment of the meeting, but board president Cynthia Knox limited the number of speakers to three under a policy that sets the limit on speakers on one topic.

Fresno resident Rodrigo Carreon, who was not part of the Oyster Creek Plantation group, also was not allowed to speak.

"You were elected to hear from the people," Carreon said to Knox. . .