Gary Says FBISD Representative Unresponsive To Safety Concerns
by Jamie Mock, FortBendNow
Concerns about sex offenders and unsafe traveling conditions in the area surrounding Hunters Glen Elementary have prompted Missouri City Councilwoman Cynthia Gary to work towards getting the Fort Bend Independent School District to provide bus transportation to all elementary school students, even those living within two miles of their school.
Gary recently met with FBISD’s Executive Director of Support Services Lee Petros, but said the meeting was unsuccessful, and has now contacted a children’s advocacy organization and State Representative Dora Olivo.
“My concern is that in addition to them being safe on the street, what happens as they are walking to Hunters Glen, they are crossing the little…some people call it a drainage ditch or a bayou. I have witnessed those kids that are playing in there – we are talking kids 5 or 6 years old. They are not cognizant of safety at that age, they are just in there having a good time with each other,” said Gary. “I think that’s very dangerous. Not only that, it has been documented that some of those kids pass between 11 and 15 sex offenders. I don’t deem that as safe at all. When I went to speak with Mr. Petros I was really disappointed. He was so closed minded he had the position that according to the state and FBISD the kids are safe. I said, well how do you define safe, because based on my definition of safety they are not safe.” . . . (get the full story at http://fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?article-Gary-Says-FBISD-Representative-Unresponsive-To-Safety-Concerns%20=&page_label=home&id=57918-Gary-Says-FBISD-Representative-Unresponsive-To-Safety-Concerns&widget=push&instance=home_news_lead_story&open=&)
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)