I am writing about a matter of great importance to each family in FBISD – our 2017-18 District Budget. And please read to the end, because I am also asking for your support and action on behalf of students in FBISD.
Just a few thoughts as we approach the weekend… I am proud of all our students and their accomplishments!
During Monday’s meeting, the administration presented its final 2017-18 calendar proposal that we will ask the Board to adopt on March 27.
In February, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees approved 2017-18 compensation adjustments for teachers and principals, which included a pay increase of at least $2,500 for all teachers.
This week is Texas Public Schools week in Fort Bend ISD, a time when we reflect on the countless lives that are impacted by education… and the tireless work of our more than 10,000 employees who join us in our mission.
This week, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees participated in a joint meeting with the City of Sugar Land Mayor, City Council members and key city staff members, marking a first-of-its-kind meeting in recent years.
I am writing to update you on a public hearing held Monday night, regarding the District of Innovation concept and our next steps toward pursuing the District of Innovation designation for FBISD.
What does innovation look like? And if Fort Bend ISD could have more local control in the decision-making process, how could we, as a community, improve student instruction and allow our students to achieve greater success?
Today marks the beginning of the fourth week of instruction in Fort Bend ISD -- and while the 2016-17 school year is just beginning, our teachers and students have already accomplished so much in their time together. (9/12/16)
It's official, the new school year begins two weeks from today! (8/8/2016)
I have a t-shirt that says, “Heroes Still Exist,” and it lists a number of service members that have made the ultimate sacrifice during recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (05/27/2016)
This week has been a particularly busy one within Fort Bend ISD as everyone is preparing for the end-of-year activities, and on Monday, May 16, three separate board meetings were held. I want to share with you some news stemming from those meetings, as well as a few other information items regarding school finance, straight talk on forgery cases, and new leaders in our District. (5/20/16)
While much of the past week’s news was about broader issues and the challenges we face in public education, we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year and will soon be recognizing the FBISD Class of 2016. (05/16/2016)
I am writing in regard to questions we are receiving about news reports that the federal Department of Education will soon be sending a letter to schools nationwide providing that Title IX obligates them to ensure that transgender students have access to sports teams, educational opportunities, and sex-segregated facilities, that correspond with their gender identity. (05/16/2016)
As you may be aware, FBISD and other local districts have been in the news because of the way we handle investigations involving counterfeit money. (5/5/16)
For generations, public schools were held in high regard and highly trusted by the communities they served. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. (05/2/16)
When we first learn major weather is on the way, we begin to carefully monitor the situation with the support the county offices of emergency management, TranStar, and any other source providing timely, reliable information. (04/19/2016)
Leadership development – at all levels – is one important component of the District’s Core Beliefs and Commitments, and a priority for our Board of Trustees. (04/13/2106)
As superintendent of Fort Bend ISD, I take personal responsibility for the way we serve our nearly 74,000 students and their families. I also feel responsible for the support and leadership we provide to our more than 10,000 staff members. (04/04/2016)
We are ending a short but busy week in Fort Bend ISD – and also a rough week for our FBISD community. (3/24/2016)
At the District level, we have been busy this week, following Monday’s Board action to authorize new positions and stipends for the implementation of the EDGE pilot at two elementary schools in 2016-17. (03/10/2016)
This is a very busy time for our District as we near Spring Break. As our campuses continue the focus on student learning and student interventions, we are busy working with the Board of Trustees to plan for the future – in particular, the 2016-17 school year. (03/04/2016)
This week is Texas Public Schools Week – a week set aside to celebrate all of the great things that are taking place in Texas schools and, especially, Fort Bend ISD! (03/02/2016)
I hope your students enjoyed the extended weekend while our teachers and campus staff switched roles and continued their own learning. (02/18/16)
The month of February is here – and it is promising to be a busy one in Fort Bend ISD, as our Board members and administration continue to plan for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. (02/05/16)
Monday, January 11 marked the first Board of Trustees meeting of 2016, and our members of the Board of Trustees are already faced with a decision that will affect every single student and family in Fort Bend ISD – the 2016-17 District calendar. (01/12/16)
Please accept my best wishes that you and your family will enjoy a blessed and wonderful 2016. I hope your family is rested and relaxed after a two-week reprieve from the schedule and work of school. I have enjoyed seeing our students and their families in the community and hearing stories about their holiday travel and activities. (01/04/2016)
As we wrap up this first semester, I want to take a moment to bring all of our parents up to speed on important decisions to be made – and discussions that will continue – as we begin 2016. (12/16/15)
Enabling all students to reach their full potential is a continuous, year-round effort that requires us to identify the unique needs of our students in order to serve them. (12/11/15)
In order to inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine, Fort Bend ISD must prepare its more than 73,000 students for college and careers with both rigorous academic courses and career-ready experiences and opportunities. (12/3/2015)
As public educators, our number one job is to ensure that we provide an educational system that enables all students to reach their full potential. (11/20/2015)
Veterans Day – a day we pause to honor the service and sacrifice of so many brave Americans. Because of our veterans, we are able to live with freedoms and privileges that are unknown in other parts of the world. Today, we reflect on those freedoms and the selfless service to others while we express our gratitude. (11/11/15)
During the past week, I have joined Missouri City Middle School, Sugar Land Middle School and Quail Valley Elementary School in celebrating their 40th anniversary and marking 40 years of dedicated service to the children in our community. (10/29/15)
This week, our schools will dismiss early on Friday... (10/8/2015)
The Board of Trustees approved two key partnerships that will provide our students with a strong foundation for their future beyond Fort Bend ISD. (10/01/15)
Just this week, our Board of Trustees took action on several items that demonstrate the District’s ongoing planning efforts. (09/24/2015)
I wanted to take a moment to share my condolences with the community and our friends and family members at HISD. (09/16/15)
The month of September is shaping up to be a very busy one, so I wanted to take a moment to update you on a few important conversations going on within Fort Bend ISD... (09/15/2015)
The month of September marks Attendance Awareness month nationwide, and in Fort Bend ISD, we will be participating by encouraging good attendance at all of our 75 campuses. (09/04/15)
On Monday your children arrived ready to learn, greeted by warm smiles and enthusiastic FBISD staff members. (08/25/15)
The final weekend of summer break is here, and I could not be more excited about the beginning of the new school year! (8/21/15)
This is it – the last day of school! I know students and staff are looking forward to much-needed time off, and I wish you and your family a safe and restful summer. (06/04/15)
Only three days of school remain – and our students (and staff!) are excited about the much-needed break summer brings. Though the year is almost complete, I am writing today to update you on the efforts that will continue throughout the summer as we continue to make progress and deliver on the projects promised in the November 2014 Bond. (06/02/2015)
This week marks Teacher Appreciation Week, a time set aside to recognize the individuals who are at the heart of everything we do. (5/5/15)
Fort Bend ISD is fortunate to be a part of a community that is willing to engage and collaborate with us as we determine how to best serve our students and their parents....(4/10/15)
After years of planning solely known as “Elementary 46” and “Elementary 47,” Fort Bend ISD’s newest elementary schools now have names! (4/2/15)
An invitation to join Fort Bend ISD in the Million Mile Month Challenge (3/27/15)
Fort Bend ISD’s rich cultural diversity is a source of pride and a model for other Districts in Texas. Every day, our teachers, administrators, and students work hard to inspire and equip our students with the tools to succeed in life. As superintendent, I am proud of our efforts to educate the leaders of tomorrow. I am also aware of the educational challenges facing our district and our state. (3/20/15)
Spring Break is just days away, and I know your family must be ready for another opportunity to relax and re-energize prior to the final stretch of the academic year. Our teachers and staff members are also looking forward to this break – it comes at a critical time in the school year. (3/4/2015)
Next week, we invite you to join in on the celebration during Texas Public Schools Week. (2/27/2015)
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to believe it’s already mid-February. From marking 100 days of instruction to reflecting on unfortunate and celebrated moments in history, February has been busy throughout Fort Bend ISD.(2/17/2015)
At last night’s FBISD Board of Trustees meeting, the Board unanimously adopted a District-wide Feeder Pattern and Boundary plan to serve as a guide for current and future growth within Fort Bend ISD... (1/27/2015)
Every year, our country pauses to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream seemed simple enough, but who was taken before he was able to see the fulfillment of that dream. (1/20/2015)
After months of planning and community engagement, the Fort Bend ISD administration presented a comprehensive District-wide Feeder Pattern and Boundary Plan to the Board of Trustees last night, moving forward with the complex and crucial work that is necessary to plan for current and future growth in the District. (1/13/2015)
Happy New Year! This morning, Fort Bend ISD welcomed its students back from the winter break. It is our hope that the holiday break gave our students and families (and teachers!) a chance to rest and rejuvenate as we prepare for a busy and successful spring. (1/6/2015)
As the year comes to a close and the holiday break begins, I wanted to take a moment to wish you and your family a restful and rejuvenating Winter Break. (12/18/2014)
Read this important update about the ongoing work to revise the District’s feeder patterns and boundaries
Next week, FBISD will be closed for the Thanksgiving break. I know our students and staff are ready for some time off. It’s been a busy semester. (11/21/2014)
The District’s Character Trait for November is Citizenship and is very appropriate for the November 4th election season. (11/5/2014)
Please visit the FBISD Planning for our Future webpage to get Facts you can rely on regarding District-wide Feeder Pattern Planning. (10/31/2014)
If you were unable to attend a Community Dialogue Meeting this week, it is important that you view the presentation and complete the questionnaire online to ensure your voice is heard. (10/24/2014)
On Monday, October 20, the FBISD administration will discuss proposed District-wide feeder pattern changes with the Board of Trustees, including our implementation strategy and timeline. We will share the feeder pattern proposal at two FBISD Community Dialogue meetings... (10/17/2014)
As our first full week of October gets underway, I want to update you on a couple of important topics concerning our District.
As a public school district, FBISD is dependent upon your active collaboration...
The 2014-15 school year is well underway...
While not everything went exactly as planned, many things went RIGHT on the first day of school!
At the August 18 Board meeting, the FBISD Trustees called for a Nov. 4 Bond Election.
Honoring ALL of our Volunteers during National Public School Volunteer Week
January is school board appreciation month. Posted: January 14, 2014
Board announces bad weather make-up days and 2014-2015 revised calendar. Posted: March 20, 2014