"...Opponents of the proposal include FBISD Board Trustee Susan Hohnbaum, who indicated the facility would duplicate several features that will be found in the new satellite museum being built in Sugar Land’s Telfair community in a city partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Hohnbaum said she’d rather see a like amount of money spent on equipping science labs in individual schools, so students could conduct hands-on experiments “every day right in their own classrooms” instead of making five or six trips to a district facility, which could as easily be made to the new Telfair museum.
“I just am not convinced this is the time or place” for such an undertaking, she told fellow board members, Dr. Jenney and former Sugar Land mayor (and developer) David Wallace last month..."
Get the full piece at: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/06/08/38386
FBW comment: Repeated TPIA requests have gone unanswered by the district and several citizens have filed complaints for violation of the Texas Public Information Act against the superintendent regarding these concerns.
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)