Chronicle Update 8-10-09: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/fortbend/news/6566972.html
AG: FBISD must disclose info to critic
Nancy Hentschel, a critic of the Fort Bend school district's controversial $26 million "global center for science and technology" proposal, said district officials continued to withhold the information she requested even after the Texas Attorney General's office ruled that the district must do so.
Hentschel voiced her frustration:
It is a real tragedy that getting basic open records for a taxpayer project of the magnitude of the Global Science Center should be this profoundly difficult.
I contacted district spokeswoman Mary Ann Simpson seeking the school district's side of the story Friday morning and am waiting for a response. . .
More at: http://blogs.chron.com/fortbend/archives/2009/08/ag_fbisd_must_d.html
Background (with AG order):
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)