Is the bond debt steering committee process a farse? See what one resident has to say about it in this local FBN editorial....
and this one (school district still pointing the finger at the state for 3-4 years of budget woes rather than take responsibility for mismanagement)--12-10-10:
"...Despite widespread criticism by school officials about the level of state funding for public schools, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs has released a report saying school spending per student has increased by 63 percent during the last decade, outpacing both enrollment growth and inflation.
Fort Bend Independent School District officials, having just faced their third budget deficit in a row, have long blamed the state’s school financing system for their financial woes..." FBN
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)