This just in from the "FBISD Concerns" facebook page. Several posts emanating from facebook pages seem to support a rumor that an official petition has been issued to the Texas Secretary of States office election division requesting election monitors for the May 14th ballot. The public post in question has appeared on several well visited sites and states, "FYI: Confirmation that a petition request has been sent to the TX secretary of states election division requesting state election inspectors to monitor the 40+ polling stations for next Saturdays election here in our county (Specifically FBISD, Sugar Land & Missouri City stations). Apparently 4 of the requesters are current candidates in school board races and city council races from our area. Several other candidates are also supporting the requests for monitoring this cycle."
We will update this once it has been confirmed via local media and/or other sources.
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)