"In May, the school board canceled an initial contract with Hillwood, citing “unacceptable” conditions placed on the district. Trustees never publicized what their concerns exactly were. They then decided to place the new high school on a 65-acre site southeast of FM 521 and Texas 6, a plan that pleased residents in the Arcola area in the district’s far east but angered Sienna Plantation residents." Houston Chronicle
Comment: The district still owns the alternate property which they paid full market value for. They haven't decided what to do with it.
Question: Was our tax dollars used wisely in this exchange?
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)