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
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)