As the district elections approach, Tim Jenney and the BOT continue to point their collective fingers at the state legislature in an attempt to defer blame for the current (3rd consecutive RECORD) budget deficit. Much of which has been impacted by increased spending, record bond debt (and service on that debt) which this board approved, under Jenney, in 2007.
See chron report: http://www.ultimatefortbend.com/2010/03/state-blamed-school-finance-now-what
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)