Fort Bend ISD kicks off listening tour for community

Fort Bend ISD’s Board of Trustees successfully kicked off its “Listening Tour” at Marshall High School on Monday, October 10, 2016. The event is part of a four-stop tour throughout the District.

The purpose of these tours is to provide parents and community members a chance to talk to the Board in a more intimate setting. Members of the audience are able to write down their questions and take them to roundtables in order to have them answered by Board members and members of the Executive Leadership Team.

“We are extremely happy with the turnout of parents and community members that came out to our first ‘Listening Tour,’” said FBISD Board President Kristen Tassin. “We are here to listen, engage and respond to the entire FBISD community, so we encourage everyone to attend.”

In the near future, questions that were asked and answered during the roundtable discussions will be posted to the District website, www.fortbendisd.com.

Student groups from the Marshall High School feeder pattern performed for a crowd of more than 100 parents, community members and staff. The Missouri City Middle School Advanced Orchestra and the Missouri City Middle School Advanced Treble Choir performed before the “Listening Tour.” Immediately following the event was a Board workshop, where the Marshall AFJROTC performed the Presentation of Colors, the Marshall High School Mixed Choir sang the National Anthem, and selected students from Glover Elementary led the audience in the Pledges of Allegiance. Artwork by students from Glover, E. A. Jones, Armstrong and Hunters Glen Elementary Schools, Missouri City Middle School and Marshall High School was also on display.

If you missed the first “Listening Tour,” there will be three more stops around the District. Roundtable discussions will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the Board workshop at 6 p.m. The public is invited to stay for the workshop so they can witness the Board in action. Light snacks and refreshments will also be served.

The list of the remaining tour dates is below:

November 7, 2016

Bush High School

6707 FM 1464, Richmond, 77407

5 p.m. – “Listening Tour”

6 p.m. – Board workshop

February 6, 2017

Hightower High School

3333 Hurricane Lane, Missouri City, 77459

5 p.m. – “Listening Tour”

6 p.m. – Board workshop

March 6, 2017

Travis High School

11111 Harlem Road, Richmond, 77406

5 p.m. – “Listening Tour”

6 p.m. – Board workshop