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)

Friday, July 10, 2009


Important Upcoming Dates:

July 13 Budget Workshop

July 13 Regular School Board Meeting

August 7 Special Education Summer Conference

August 10 Regular School Board Meeting

August 18 Summer Graduation


March planned to stop the closure of the EE Academy currently located at Marshall HS in Missouri City:

"The EE Academy was targeted in spring of 2008 for removal. “There was a plan to pull the academy from here and move it to Elkins,” said one district employee, who spoke only on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from district administrators. “Nobody in the program was consulted,” the employee added. “Our advisory committee was livid when they found out.” FBN

Full story: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/07/10/38961

7/11/ UPDATE: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/07/10/38964

7/14 Update: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/07/14/38990

FBW exclusive update 7-12: Hundreds show up Saturday morning to listen to speakers like Dora Olivo, Al Green, Cynthia Gary and others pushing to support MHS keeping its academy, which culminated in a march to Marshall from near the Missouri City town hall. Noticeably not in attendance, as at earlier rallies, were the cities mayor (Allen Owen) and other top officials as well as newly elected BOT member Marilyn Glover, a GOP precinct chair and former county chairman of the democratic party who appeared to be avoiding this issue during the school elections.