Global center: Education or entertainment
By SESHADRI KUMAR, Fort Bend Independent
Fort Bend ISD’s proposed Global Science and Technology Center, moving at lighting speed, slowed down a little bit Monday night.
The board of trustees, instead of adopting a resolution to authorize the superintendent to proceed with the planning and programming of the Global Center for Science and Technology, postponed any action to a future meeting.
Apparently, the delay is to reach unanimity among board members in supporting the project and to respond to the concerns expressed by at least two trustees. . .
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)