FBISD Has No Comment On Call To Investigate Police Chief
January, 2009 | by John Pape
The Fort Bend ISD does not plan to issue a statement on a call from a local taxpayer advocacy group to investigate the school district’s police chief.
According to Chief Communications Officer Mary Ann Simpson, the district will not comment on a call for the district and the Texas Ethics Commission to investigate allegations FBISD Police Chief J.L. Campbell used district time and resources to mount two campaigns for Galveston County Sheriff.
Campbell, while employed by the school district, ran unsuccessful campaigns for Galveston Sheriff in 2004 and 2008. A number of district insiders have claimed Campbell “ran the campaigns from his office” at the school district police department.
A number of school district police officers brought the allegations forward in a series of interviews with FortBendNow following the November election. In the interviews, the officers suggested the district check the chief’s computer for proof of wrongdoing.
The district did not respond to the allegations.
The group FBISD WatchDogs issued a public statement late last week asking both the school district and the state ethics commission to investigate. The group also asked that allegations Campbell pressured police employees in an effort to find out who was providing information to FortBendNow.
The WatchDogs’ letter was sent to Superintendent Dr. Timothy Jenney and all members of the school board. It was also posted on the FBISDWatchDogs website, http://fbisdwatch.blogspot.com. . .(follow the link below for the full story)
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)