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)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bond Battle Heats Up In Neighboring KISD--follow the link below--

School district releases cell phone numbers and other contact information to pro-bond-debt forces in KISDs controversial election. KISD already ranks in the top 10 for bond debt closely followed by FBISD which is also in the top 10% and uses many of the same corporate vendors. It has been rumored that FBISD is planning on another bond election while sitting on nearly 20 million dollars from the last RECORD bond-debt election of only a few years ago. Sources claim that the FBISD supt. is planning on using some of those funds for the NON-voter approved duplicate science museum at the central office. THIS WOULD MEAN, IF CONFIRMED, THAT HE WOULD BE USING TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR A VERY LARGE NON-CAMPUS BASED BUILDING PROJECT THAT WAS NOT APPROVED BY THE VOTERS. Stay tuned while we update this...:






Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Telfair & New Territory Residents Speak Up At BOT Meeting On Zoning Concerns--

It appears zoning has once again taken center stage at the board of trustees regular meeting, this time for the families of New Territory and Telfair. Of primary concerns listed was traffic patterns, safety and over-crowding at the currently zoned high school for the area (Clements). A large group of taxpayers showed up and quite a few spoke to the packed house. While several east and west end district high schools are under-utilized with regards to their maximum seating capacity, Clements is well over its allowable load and has been for several years now. The real question is whether or not this board will address it or continue to ignore it as past boards have thus allowing the problem to mushroom.

We will update this below as media permits:

Update 10-28: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/28/48675


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Question of the week: Why Is The FBISD Administration Attempting To Investigate The Marshall High School "Embezzlement" Scandal Internally?

FBW Question: Why Is The FBISD Administration Attempting To Investigate The Marshall High School "Embezzlement" Scandal Internally? Wouldn't it be better handled by an outside agency? Will our reluctant D.A. get involved?


Stay tuned for more...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

FBN: Local Corruption & A Free Press

Follow this link for more: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/18/48438

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Early Voting Begins Oct. 18th--

County, state and federal mid-term elections early voting starts Monday the 18th...

Get more info: http://www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/getsitepage.asp?sitepage=3230

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

District Seeking To Usurp Voter Approval For Tax Hikes In Legislative Agenda (1 member speaks out against this)-

FBN: Babb Abstains From Voting On FBISD’s Legislative Agenda

"Fort Bend Independent School District Board of Trustees member Jim Babb abstained from voting on a legislative agenda at Monday night’s board meeting after expressing concerns about a portion of the document that requested school districts have the right to raise taxes without voter approval..."

Full story: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/13/48371

Other board action: http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/10/12/48342

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Upcoming Dates-


Oct. 9 Recycle For Reuse
Oct. 11 School Board Meeting
Oct. 22 Community Conference
Oct. 25 School Board Meeting
Oct. 27 Academy Expo

***Updates (Bond controversy with shared district vendors and other news from local media sources):***

Update on BOT representatives meeting with PGMUD: http://www.fortbendstar.com/100610/n_HotWords.htm

And does this firm look familiar (PBK)? Yes they are a regular FBISD contractor/vendor:


Looks like KISD delivered its "state of the schools" speech in much the same way FBISD did.


FBN covers growing bond promotion controversy in neighboring district:



Sunday, October 3, 2010

KISDWatch/Katy TP Challenge Large District Bond Proposal...


Will FBTP challenge the coming FBISD bond proposal???