"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=&
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)