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)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update On Harassment Of FBISD Employee By Senior Administrative Officials!

UPDATE 4/22: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/04/22/37288

"Prior to the assault charge, Richardson had an unblemished record as a bus driver. That, he said, shows the suspensions are nothing more than retaliation against him for pursuing the case against Long.

Since he refused to drop the charges against Long, Richardson said, Torres has engaged in a campaign of retaliation in an attempt to force Richardson to resign or get him fired.

Richardson’s claims have been supported by a number of other transportation employees. Those employees say they fear similar retaliation from Torres if they speak out or file grievances.

Torres has not publicly comment on the allegations against him." FBN


Early voting begins for council and school board races this Monday, April 27th! Get out and vote...

Click here for the original complete FBN update by John Pape: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/04/21/37278


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Comments on this from local area blogs:

SoupNazi says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 pm (#)

“Currently that is a matter under grievance appeal and likely to come before the board and hence it would be inappropriate for me to comment on, since as a board we are bound by law to be fair and impartial and must hear the grievance with no preconceived information or ideas,” Bhuchar noted.

The current board president is “enamoured” with her position, the Superintendent and is a puppet of the board vice president. Don’t expect a fair and impartial hearing with no preconceived information.

There are way too many examples when this BOT has not been- Ask MR. Earthly from Mcauliffe Middle School or watch the Board meeting when the Science and Technology Museum the Superintendent wants to build was unveiled.

It looked like Valentines day in the board room everyone had fallen in love including Sonal Bhuchar.

Get these people out Steve Smelley has stepped down thank God- now his puppet Sonal has to go.

Vote in the School Board Election May 9!

conservative1 says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 2:41 pm (#)

Is this really true? Does John Pape have it right? Or is Richardson a opportunist that is secretly trying to take over FBISD by keeping his unbelievably LUCRATIVE job? [ insert scarry organ music ]

Employee gets assaulted by a manager, then harrassed by another manager because of the assault and the board can’t comment?

It looks like the board should be replaced. It’s not even a real job. It’s the perfect chance to do something right. Unless….they don’t care.

I hope Pape continues to write about this story. Right now I would have to side with Richardson because the district is not saying anything. That could always change.

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teacherindistrict says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 6:35 pm (#)

I’m glad Fort Bend Now asked her for a comment.

I personally think the board doesn’t care because so many grievances have been denied by the board.

Grievance from FBISD employees, be them para’s or professional.

I think she only commented because she is up for re-election.

SoupNazi says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 7:00 pm (#)

Hey Teacher-

The current board of Trustees has become a rubber stamp for this corrupt administration. I think maybe they go in the backroom after they’re elected drink the “Regents University KOOL aid” and become stepford robots. Either case common sense leaves them.

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teacherindistrict says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 7:06 pm (#)

To SoupNazi, yep. “Stepford robots” under the Jenny remote control.

Willie says:
April 22nd, 2009 at 9:11 pm (#)

Amazing! The board has actually said something? Bhuchar states that the theft of service has been handled? How is that a true statement when you have Michael Johnson still employed with Fort Bend ISD? How is it that we, the tax paying citizens of FBISD, have allowed such a corrupt band of pirates take over our beloved district and run it like Enron? Has everyone forgotten the pictures that surface of the director of facilities using district labor and materials for personal gain? How is it that this individual, who uses district resources for personal gain, is in charge of running our district’s bond program worth millions? Smell a rat? I do!

Joe Murphy says:
April 23rd, 2009 at 7:32 am (#)

The district needs some deep changes, that is true, but right now a bus driver is suffering at the hands of a jerk who is tripping over his own misplaced power. May Torres fall hard, then rise up with some good sense, make apologies, and fix the mess that he has caused. It would be a good lesson for the whole district.

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I think what is sad about this whole affair is how obvious the misbehavior is by senior admins who think the public isn't watching. What nonsense.

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