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 19, 2009

FBISD Zoning Battle Produces Concerns Over Lack Of Funding For East-side Schools

Get the full chronicle piece at: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/fortbend/news/6270522.html

“There are rapists out here. There are killers out here. And you have no bus for my child to come (to school). It’s unacceptable to me as a parent,” she said. “And as a teacher, I’m appalled, because you hold us responsible to keep them safe at school, and you fail to do that as school officials. Y’all do not care about these kids. I’m very upset with this rezoning.” -Chronicle

Update: http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/02/20/fort_bend_sun/news/sws_sl-_school_rezoning_218.txt