Fewer FBISD employees to be cut (from the originally proposed 470+)
by Gabe Gutierrez / 11 News
Posted on April 12, 2010 at 1:22 PM
Updated yesterday at 11:48 PM
SUGAR LAND -- Fort Bend Independent School District voted Monday to lay off 52 school employees.
That number is much lower than the 275 originally listed for nonrenewal of contracts.
The new total only includes certified teaching positions and certified non-teaching professional positions.
"Those employees have been placed in positions that have become available due to vacancies, resignations and retirements," FBISD chief communications officer Mary Ann Simpson said.
But it is unclear what will happen to hundreds of other positions the district previously proposed cutting as it faces a $20 million budget deficit...
Watch comment: When will the vendor feeding end that caused this budget crisis?
Did any senior administrators come under the budget ax?
Appreciation: FBW wants to thank those from the watch group that attended and spoke last night as well as provided information for this blog post. Thanks to Joe and the rest for attending and reporting!!!
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)