Perhaps in a very note-worthy local article on FortBendNow, one out-spoken board member brought to the publics attention an issue that needs to be addressed. Do we allow board policy creation to be generated by unelected upper administrators or should they re-assert their legal authority?
“The administration should not be in the business of writing board policy. The board should have a policy review committee, with members from the community on that committee as it was in 2005 when I chaired it, and policies should be written, revised and amended, then brought to the full board for discussion and approval,” Magee explained. “When a school board sits by and allows the administration to write its policies, then some are not performing their duties as a board." Stan Magee
We strongly agree with Mr. Magee! See the full piece at: http://www.fortbendnow.com/news/3911
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)