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)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Chronicle: Why is Fort Bend ISD police chief leaving?

Why is Fort Bend ISD police chief leaving?
October 5, 2009
By: Zen T.C. Zheng, Houston Chronicle

I wasn’t exactly surprised when Fort Bend ISD Police Chief J.L. Campbell said he will leave the district by the end of the year.

Pressure has been mounting on him since last year when news reports alleged that he used district resources for his unsuccessful bid to run for sheriff of Galveston County.

Those reports also called into question Campbell’s management of the police department after some officers reportedly complained about their lack of equipment and training. Campbell has denied the allegations, according to the reports.

Following those reports, FBISDWatch, a Web-based district watchdog [group], e-mailed Superintendent Tim Jenney and the school board in January pushing for an investigation of Campbell based on the allegations that include his absence from his district job during much of 2008 while he was seeking the sheriff’s post....(get the full piece below)