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)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

KHOU Covers Truancy Policy Problems!

Fort Bend mom pulls kids out of school over truancy dispute
10:24 AM CDT on Friday, March 27, 2009
By Courtney Zubowski / 11 News
FORT BEND COUNTY -- The living room is now a classroom for Dawna Loose's five children.

11 News video
March 27, 2009
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She’s homeschooling her children after she says the Fort Bend Independent School district didn't give her a choice.

"After speaking to a few lawyers I realized that my rights as a parent did not exist as far as my children's education is concerned," said Loose....

Get the full story & video at: http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090326_mp_automatic-truacy-citation.75092183.html

FBISDWatch comment: Was the policy change instituted this year intended to improve student performance (bottom line) or to raise more funding for the current multi-million dollar budget deficit?