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)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

FBS: Looks at looming "RIF" controversy--

"Apparently the district thinks this process is like golf and is trying to take a mulligan at the expense of these teacher's rights," stated Karrie Washenfelder, President Fort Bend Employee Federation, in a communication announcing the district’s meeting to attempt the repair.

FBISD Chief Communications Officer Mary Ann Simpson informed the Star that the district did not meet on Tuesday with representatives from the teachers’ union during a scheduled meeting and also affirmed the district’s position relating to completing the reduction in force (RIF) process and to a commitment to accommodate departing notified employees as vacancies become available...
" FB Star

Full story link: http://www.fortbendstar.com/052610/n_noredo.htm

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FBN: FBISD Property Tax Rate Increasing Again To Service The Debt!!!

"The increase to the debt-service portion of the tax rate would be the third since the district passed the 2007 bond referendum." FBN

http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/05/11/45560

Chron Update: http://www.ultimatefortbend.com/2010/05/fort-bend-isd-seeks-higher-tax-rate

Sunday, May 9, 2010

"RIF" Updates (RIF proposal author, Feldman, gone)

Chronicle: http://www.ultimatefortbend.com/2010/05/fort-bend-isd-urged-bring-teachers-back

FB Star: http://www.fortbendstar.com/050510/n_FBISDReduction.htm

Tuesday, May 4, 2010