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, July 30, 2008

Discipline Disparity In FBISD? See this FBN Graduation Report

. . . the district didn't fare as well in the discipline category. The Schott study criticized a national tendency toward giving black males a disproportionate share of out-of-school suspensions and expulsions.

At Fort Bend ISD, the study indicates that more than 29% of out-of-school suspensions in 2005-06 went to black males, while only 6.18% went to white males.

Also, the study said, black male students were classified as gifted and talented fewer than one-third as often as white male students, and were classified as mentally retarded nearly four times as often as their white classmates.

"If Black male students had been admitted to Gifted/Talented programs at a rate comparable to that of White male students, at least an additional 1,000 students would have been able to take advantage of those program resources."

From: http://fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?article-Report-Slams-Schools-For-Low-Black-Male-Graduation-Rates---Except-At-Fort-Bend%20=&hash=comments_167776&page_label=home&id=167776&widget=push&open=&#comments_167776