Fort Bend ISD board names key priorities for the legislature

As the Texas 85th Legislative Session nears in January 2017, the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees developed a comprehensive legislative agenda in five key areas in support of the 74,000 students who attend Fort Bend ISD schools and of the 10,000 employees who work on behalf of these students to help meet their education […]

Willowridge makes playoffs as FBISD rolls a 7

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star For the first time since 2009, Willowridge High School is in the football playoffs. The Eagles join six other Fort Bend ISD schools as the district placed seven teams in the 2016 football playoffs, the maximum available to them in the current alignment. The teams were placed […]

FBISD announces principals for three future elementary schools

Fort Bend ISD recently named new leaders for its three future elementary campuses. Among the new leaders are: Joy Schwinger, Elementary School 48; Lori Hoeffken, Elementary School 49; and Kari Bruhn, Elementary School 50. All three schools are funded through the 2014 Bond Program, and will open in August of 2017. Schwinger, currently principal of […]

Fort Bend ISD extends Dupre’s contract

Contract extended until April 2020, includes salary increase During its regular business meeting on Monday, Oct. 17, the FBISD Board of Trustees voted to extend Superintendent Charles Dupre’s employment contract until April 2020. Dupre joined the district in April of 2013. In addition to extending the duration of the contract by another year, the board […]

@FtBendAthletics: Five teams fighting for four playoff spots

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With two weeks to go in the season, the playoff picture in eastern Fort Bend County is getting tighter. In both District 20-6A and 23-5A, there are five teams fighting for four playoff spots. The following are game summaries from play last weekend. Ridge Point 56, Austin […]

Fort Bend ISD to hold public hearing to consider District of Innovation designation

Hearing to be held Nov. 14 following adoption of resolution A public hearing will be held Nov. 14 as Fort Bend ISD considers whether to pursue becoming a District of Innovation. During its regular board meeting on Oct. 17, the FBISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to initiate the process. The District of Innovation […]

Superintendents school chamber on finances

By Theresa D. McClellan For the Fort Bend Star When three superintendents spoke before the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce telling them how well their schools were doing, they were more than a cheering squad. They wanted to make clear that their public schools are worth fighting for with state legislators and asked for help […]

@FtBendAthletics: Ridge Point claims first place

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star With four weeks to go in the season, Ridge Point leads District 20-6A with a 3-0 record. Bush, Travis and Hightower are tied for second with 2-1 records. Kempner, Austin and Dulles are tied for third with 1-2 records and Clements is 0-3. The top four teams […]

@FtBendAthletics: Panther-Tiger showdown looms

By Bill McCaughey For The Fort Bend Star The first big District 20-6A game of this season will be Saturday night when Ridge Point takes on Travis with the winner claiming the top spot in the district standings. Both teams are 2-0 in district play. Here is the rundown of Fort Bend ISD and Stafford […]

Fort Bend ISD breaks ground for Elementary 50 in Grand Vista Community

Construction crews are hard at work at the site of Fort Bend ISD’s Elementary School 50, which will support student growth in the west side of the district. The elementary project is included in the 2014 Bond Program and was designed in accordance with the FBISD board-approved elementary education specifications to include 21st century learning […]

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