This past Monday the Committee On Technology, Economic Development & Workforce of the state legislature listened to complaints for and against a bill sponsored by representative Dora Olivo of Richmond. Most members of the committee found it unconscionable that employees of FBISD were not being paid on time. Even opposition groups to the bill found it appalling.
Follow this link and select the 4/27/09 link for 9:04am and scroll in to about 12:50. It begins with the testimony from Ms. Olivo and continues with speakers on both sides of this issue, but all seem to agree that FBISD should NOT be paying employees late for services already provided:
Watch comment: Why hasn't our board discussed this publically at our BOT meetings? What is our administration doing to address this, if anything?
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)