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)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chron: Updates FBISD Push For Higher Taxes Again This Year (After 10.8% Increase In Appraisals in '09)

UPDATED August 5th (see this related piece): http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/08/04/39353#comment-2630

and http://www.myfortbend.net/news/local/community/1189-fbn-county-appraisal-district-having-problems-with-appeals-again-this-year

Link to story:http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nb/fortbend/news/6556324.html

Very generic budget plan released by FBISD for public consumption (missing quite a bit of detail):


Important Dates:

August 4 FBISD Special Community Program
August 7 Special Education Summer Conference
August 8 Annual Parent Organization Meeting
August 10 Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate (INCREASE) - 5pm
August 10 Regular School Board Meeting
August 18 Summer Graduation