Chron update 8-3: http://www.ultimatefortbend.com/2010/08/schools-unacceptable-rating-be-appealed
Post note: According to the FBISD release from 1:30p. this afternoon the district scores improved by over 15% from last years and apparently without the use of the Texas Projection Measure (TPM) or at least the FBISD release says so...
Fact ck-Well we called two separate contacts at the TEA and asked for confirmation that FBISD did in fact NOT use the controversial TPM but both sources claimed they did and referred us to these links to verify that they DID IN FACT USE THE TPM:
***What is the controversy surrounding the TPM? See:
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)