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, February 5, 2009

District Communications Office Is At It Again?

UPDATED (FRI): http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/02/06/35512

Just in from FortBendNow.com the latest twist on a very old communications pattern at the central office.

Click here for the full story on the facilities director using the district resources to service his personal vehicle.


Snip-it from the article:

“She’s pi**ed-off at you; so’s Jenney. You’ve been asking too many embarrassing questions and stirring up too many people,” one source said. “That’s why the Chronicle got the information and you didn’t.”

Another source, who also works in the Fort Bend ISD administration building, gave a similar story.

“There’s been a ton of buzz about FortBendNow making the district look bad. Jenney and Simpson want to control everything that comes out of this place, and you’ve gotten to be a thorn in their side because you’re getting stuff out that they don’t want made public,” the second source said.

The individual added that tensions are running particularly high among the district’s maintenance managers, with one calling those providing information to the media “a cancer.”

“One of (the administrators) said whoever was releasing information to that (expletive) at FortBendNow was a ‘(expletive) cancer’ and openly told a bunch of maintenance staff that they were gong to ‘cut the cancer out,’” the source said. “People are so scared they’re afraid to even be seen talking with each other.”

FBW comment: Is this what we're paying our property taxes for???

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