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Trading football for a fancy new downtown office?

by Ann Sutherland on 10/29/18

I don't know if it's worse that the board voted 6-1 for giving attorneys nearly $1 million in general fund dollars to "sell" a bunch of "underused properties" or whether the money would buy fifteen sorely needed teachers, mostly I believe should be for our middle schools.  I plan to post the list of "underutilized properties" at the information page of this blog shortly.  


The board is hearing about plans to use this money to acquire a fancy new downtown headquarters for the school district, although I don't recall this being mentioned during the presentation at the last board meeting nor discussed publicly prior to the vote.  The fact that it has not been discussed publicly at the board level is highly regrettable. 

As one member of the audience asked, "Where would we park?"


Comments (3)

1. where does the money go????? said on 11/3/18 - 10:08PM
With the costs of property , why on earth would we try to get a more expensive downtown property for the administration building? Do we want all of our high end vehicle--Mercedes driving administrators to park downtown, and then also get paid parking, courtesy of the tax payers? Have you looked at any of the very nice district around us? Many are rated better, yet the admin offices are very basic. They put the money into the school! look at Crowley..HEB...Eagle Mountain etc. etc. YOU NEED TO MOVE outside that downtown are to areas that are more cost effective...see near East side areas... That could even help the district naturally give more attention to these areas... it is also close enough to downtown to be accessible to everyone.
2. helplesss said on 11/3/18 - 10:13PM
HOW can we get a comment to you or start a new thread? I put in a complaint about FWISD leadership/ crossing FWISD information with personal beliefs...This particular one is telling everyone, including influencing FWISD employees about how to vote/who to vote for....I am uncomfortable with so many heated political people influencing me..or intimidating me...I would be afraid with this person... see message: More of this! this came from the twitter account from Professional learning and innovation. I have complained before about fwisd employees using their positions to post for FWISD and ALSO for thier own political opinions. I don't care if one is republican or democrat, but anyone who brings their views in a manner that influences pethe district is inappropriate. see oct 22 allthatchitchat sharollyn chitwood. I care. I vote. Do you? We need someone who advocates for everyone—not just high-interest lobbyists. Get out and vote. We. Are. Texas. #VoteForBeto #BetoForTexas #EducationForAll #Midterms2018
3. reader said on 11/3/18 - 10:16PM
WHY do you allow political announcements by fwisd employees....on the personal facebook or twitter....that promotes fwisd and is found with fwisd searches... THis shows More of this of what I have beencomplaining about...! this came from the twitter account from Professional learning and innovation. I have complained before about fwisd employees using their positions to post for FWISD and ALSO for thier own political opinions. I don't care if one is republican or democrat, but anyone who brings their views in a manner that influences pethe district is inappropriate. see oct 22 allthatchitchat sharollyn chitwood. I care. I vote. Do you? We need someone who advocates for everyone—not just high-interest lobbyists. Get out and vote. We. Are. Texas. #VoteForBeto #BetoForTexas #EducationForAll #Midterms2018


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