"There are some very high flown reasons put forth for the development of this center, along with some practical ideas. I don’t want to throw cold water on educational ideas that might work, but it seems to me that if FBISD, which is supposedly running a deficit budget this year, had $23.5 extra dollars to spend on science and technology, they would upgrade science instruction for each campus instead of some expensive “pie in the sky” teacher training center. From what I’ve heard, we are short on teachers now, along with books, supplies, etc.
At a candidate forum recently, residents vying for election to the board broke down in these factions: Bruce Albright and Carlos Cain who are running in Position 6 and Position 2, respectively, both criticized plans for the Center." FB Star Column
and here's a good study on how to sell a building project by a local developer:
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)