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)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Upcoming Dates!

Important Dates Coming Up!

Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 - Winter Holidays

January - School Board Recognition Month

Jan. 5 - Students and Staff Return for classes

Jan. 12 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

Jan. 13-16 - Semester Exams

Jan. 15 & 16 - Early dismissal High School (11:45 am); Middle School (12:45 pm)

Jan. 19 - Holiday/Martin L. King Day

January 26 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

January 29 - Upcoming Board Meetings

Monday, December 15, 2008

Chron: Teacher lunch time being reduced?

Teachers bombarded with meetings, their lunchtime stolen

During a Fort Bend school board meeting Monday night, Karrie Washenfelder, president of Fort Bend Employee Federation, which is a teacher union, urged school officials to stop bugging teachers with "excessive" meetings. . .

...said the half-hour duty-free lunch also is protected by the state law. She added:

"How sad that our teachers teaching bell-to-bell, overburdened with meetings before and after school, stuck with bus duty, hall duty, and lunch duty, can't have a 30-minute duty-free lunch?"

Get the full piece at: http://blogs.chron.com/fortbend/archives/2008/12/union_teachers.html

Monday, December 8, 2008

FBN: Reported Truancy Up In FBISD!

"In 2006-'07, 665 students were charged with truancy for having 10 or more unexcused absences. Another 162 were charged with the same thing but also were fined.

But those numbers soared the next year. In 2007-'08, 1,362 FBISD students were charged with truancy for 10 or more unexcused absences. Another 1,379 were not only charged for 10 or more unexcused absences, but also were fined." FBN

Get the full story at: http://fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?page_label=home&id=748328&widget=push&article-Serious-On-campus-Crime-Down-At-FBISD-But-Truancy-Is-Up-Sharply%20=&instance=home_news_bullets&open=&

Monday, December 1, 2008

Important Dates-Take NOTE!

Important Dates Coming Up!

Dec. 8 - Regular School Board Meeting - 7:00 PM

Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 - Winter Holidays

Have a safe, warm and wonderful holiday season from all the volunteers here at FBISDwatch!