"To comply with provisions of the Texas Education Code, the board is required to set and conduct a public meeting to give taxpayers an opportunity to offer input on the proposed budget and tax rates. At the recommendation of district administrators, trustees set the public hearing for Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. in the board room of the district administration building.
The board also set the proposed tax rates at .23 per $100 valuation for debt service, and $1.04 for district maintenance and operations.
In introducing the tax rates for trustees’ consideration, Board President Sonal Bhuchar stressed that the establishment of the rates did not mean trustees were voting to adopt them."
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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)