Christie Whitbeck has been named Fort Bend ISD’s new superintendent.
In the weeks since Fort Bend ISD instituted a mask mandate, filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court opposing the local health department’s ability to do so, and then revoked the mask mandate in the course of days, district officials have been largely silent about what led to the decisions.
A mask mandate in Fort Bend ISD schools lasted all of 48 hours, with district representatives over the weekend releasing updated guidance that masks would again be only recommended in light of recent Texas Supreme Court rulings.
The district’s board of trustees late Thursday announced Bryan ISD Superintendent and former FBISD Deputy Superintendent Christie Whitbeck is the lone finalist for the opening to replace Charles Dupre.
Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees last week conducted the first round of interviews for a new superintendent to replace Charles Dupre, who resigned.
Mere days before school was set to resume for many Fort Bend County schools, the guidance and plans for what students and parents should expect seemed to change almost by the hour as cases of the Delta strain of coronavirus continued to surge across the state.
Sumita Chowdhury Ghosh sees the daily updates about the rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, and worries about what it will mean for her two children who are about to go back to Fort Bend ISD schools.
Despite the fact the Stafford MSD Board of Trustees voted in May to shrink the district’s staff amid talk of budget concerns, Superintendent Robert Bostic says the district is in a better fiscal position now and hasn’t actually reduced the number of full-time staff.
A Ridge Point High School student has watched family members battle cancer before, and her experience with it convinced her to help raise money for those currently in the fight, she said.
Fort Bend ISD and Stafford MSD, like many school districts across the state, both showed marked declines in their most recent standardized test results, according to data released recently by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
Fort Bend ISD officials are evaluating the options for teaching students at high risk for contracting coronavirus after the Texas Legislature failed to pass a bill that would have funded some online schooling next year, according to the district.
The search for Charles Dupres’ successor as Fort Bend ISD superintendent, conducted by the search firm Hazard Young Attea & Associates (HYA) is behind the schedule agreed upon by the Board of Trustees.
During a special called meeting on May 17, the Stafford MSD Board of Trustees voted 4-2 to shrink the district’s staff by terminating Early Childhood Center assistant principal Ciji Lange and Chief Innovations Officer Marva Rasberry.
Dulles High School senior Rana Duan has a knack for tackling challenging topics and distilling them into easily digestible, informative video features.
Many children who have grown up in the Houston region have attended NASA’s Johnson Space Center on school field trips or with their families.
Stafford Middle School student Nikko Cavazos is no exception.
Depending on the Texas Legislature’s approval of funding, Fort Bend ISD plans to offer an exemption-based virtual learning program during the 2021-22 school year for students deemed most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Fort Bend ISD has appointed Sugar Land Middle School principal Keith Fickel to the same role at the district’s new high school, Almeta Crawford High School, a Wednesday news release from the district said.
As a mother and professional educator, Pari Nazerian was doubly worried about helping her adult daughter secure the technology she needed to continue her remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fort Bend Christian Academy (FBCA) recently announced its top two graduating students in the class of 2021. Sam Wadlington is the valedictorian, while Jakob Jones is the salutatorian.
Houston Methodist Hospital will be providing physicals for all Fort Bend ISD students who require one for school activities during the 2021-22 school year. The physicals began April 14 and will be offered at various FBISD school sites through the middle of May, according to a news release fr…
Local students with audio or visual arts inclinations can register for Fort Bend ISD’s fine arts summer programs, which begin in June. FBISD’s Fine Arts Department will offer four student camps, several of which are open to all Fort Bend-area students regardless of whether they attend an FBI…
Fort Bend ISD is faced with the looming challenge of replacing outgoing Superintendent Charles Dupre, and voters served by the district are tasked with electing two new members to the FBISD Board of Trustees who will be expected to provide their input in hiring a new leader.
Fort Bend ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) department will host a face-to-face open house for The Early Education Lab at the James Reese Career and Technical Center at 12300 University Blvd. in Sugar Land. The event is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. April 28.
Registration is open for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten education next year in Fort Bend ISD, according to a news release from the district. Families can register their student online at fortbendisd.com/newstudent and complete the enrollment process through their zoned campus.
Candidates for two seats on the Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees will discuss themselves and the issues facing the school district in an upcoming forum hosted by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
ACHIEVE Fort Bend recently kicked off its 2021 summer reading fundraising campaign to help first-grade students who are struggling to read. The annual initiative aims to help students at Title 1 schools in Fort Bend County have access to books during the summer months in efforts to keep them…
Fort Bend ISD announced Friday that all its campuses and facilities will be closed Tuesday due to the cold front moving through the Houston region that is expected to bring record lows to Fort Bend County.
Several Fort Bend ISD students have returned to online, remote learning after their campuses were temporarily closed because of cases of COVID-19.
From Staff Reports Fort Bend ISD recently announced the teachers of the year for each of its high school, junior high and elementary school campuses. Educators were nominated by fellow faculty and staff and were deemed to represent “excellence in classroom education and leadership,” according to FBISD. Each campus winner can submit an application to […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org What do a group of ambitious students from Clements High School who want to spend their free time educating their younger peers have in common with warriors from ancient Rome? At first glance, not much. But allow one of the founders of Gladiator Tutoring to explain. “Ami (Chou) and I agreed […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Come May 1, a new member will have been elected to serve on Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees in Position 2. Grayle James, a Sugar Land resident who has served for nine years on the board, announced in a news release Monday that she would not pursue a fourth term. […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) is trying to give both returning and potential students a way to attend school in spite of financial challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. WCJC, which has a campus in Sugar Land, announced Dec. 18 that it has created the WCJC – Fund Your Future initiative […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com A number of Fort Bend ISD high school students recently took center stage at this year’s Texas State Thespian Festival. The theatre festival, held virtually due to COVID-19, included hundreds of drama students and teachers from throughout the state over four Saturdays from Oct. 24-Dec. 5. Participants attended workshops, auditioned for […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Beginning Nov. 30, Fort Bend ISD transitioned from weekly to twice-weekly pickups for curbside meals that aim to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Breakfast and lunch meals for Monday through Wednesday are now available for pickup on Mondays, while Thursday-through-Sunday meals can be picked up on Thursdays. Dinner meals […]
By Landan Kuhlmann LKuhlmann@fortbendstar.com Two key players in Fort Bend ISD’s fine arts programs were selected to statewide offices for their respective specialties last month. The district announced Monday that Fine Arts Director James Drew was elected as a board member for the Texas Music Administrators Conference (TMAC), while Assistant Director of Fine Arts for […]
By STEFAN MODRICH firstname.lastname@example.org Stafford MSD made an investment of $2.3 million to implement a 1-to-1 ratio with a goal of ensuring each of its students would have a device on which they could learn remotely. But the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated that the district’s two-year technology rollout plan to provide every student an iPad needed […]
By STEFAN MODRICH email@example.com Fort Bend ISD superintendent Charles Dupre announced Monday he plans to resign by December 2021, prompting an outpouring of reactions from parents, teachers and community members across the district. Many parents expressed concerns on Facebook about the timing of the announcement, which comes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and 17 days […]
Fort Bend ISD will soon be searching for a new leader. In a Monday news release, the district announced that superintendent Charles Dupre intends to resign from the position by December 2021. The announcement comes barely two weeks after the FBISD board of trustees voted 6-0 in favor of extending Dupre’s contract through 2024. He […]