Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Conroe ISD Board unanimously passes $576.99 million 2020-2021 Budget with only one page of information, no discussion

Image: CISD’s total budget increase, per CISD, Tuesday, August 4, 2020. The single page of information shown in the slide above is the entirety of the information about proposed expenditures, which the CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously – like a rubber stamp – to approve the budget, which requires a giant tax increase on […]

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Letting the cat out of the bag: Montgomery County Budget Director Carter reveals critical statistic (inflation rate) why government salaries, especially CISD, shouldn’t rise

Conroe, August 6 – On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Montgomery County Budget Director Amanda Carter let the cat out of the bag! Carter provided the strongest argument of all why no governmental entity in Montgomery County should raise salaries or other compensation of government employees as they consider their budgets for the fiscal year beginning […]

Editorial: Have we reached the tipping point with CISD?

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer “So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, […]

Irrationality and Garbage Cans in Decision Making, Part 4 of 5: CISD’s huge tax rate increase and the scam behind the $677 million bond package

Irrationality and Garbage Cans in Decision Making, Part 4 of 5: CISD’s huge tax rate increase and the scam behind the $677 million bond package

Image: Conroe Independent School District’s vendors and administrators are the Scrooge McDuck’s for the children of the school district. While de-emphasizing education outcomes, they plan to rack those children with massive debt in the form of property taxes for the next 25 years, as children become adults with young families of their own. Conroe, September […]

Conroe ISD Board to pass massive budget, huge Debt Service tax increase, without any meaningful review at Tuesday meeting

Conroe ISD Board to pass massive budget, huge Debt Service tax increase, without any meaningful review at Tuesday meeting

Image: In this deceptive PowerPoint slide, Conroe Independent School District Chief Financial Officer Darren Rice fed the zombie-like school district Board of Trustees a false legal argument in order to manipulate them to increase the Debt Service tax rate in a record jump so the district court attempt to claim the upcoming $676 million bond […]

Conroe ISD continues lies, obfuscation about taxes and spending, enlists Courier, Villager blogs for help in misleading public

Conroe ISD continues lies, obfuscation about taxes and spending, enlists Courier, Villager blogs for help in misleading public

Conroe, July 25 – Rather than standing as an example of integrity and ethics for the children of this community, the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) lies and obfuscates just about every time one of its high-level representatives opens his mouth. This time – in trying to convince Montgomery County voters that the school district […]

Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent Null circling the wagons, only looking inward as they prepare for new bond election after failed $807 million bond

Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent Null circling the wagons, only looking inward as they prepare for new bond election after failed $807 million bond

Image: As the Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees arrived for their two Board meetings on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, a large group of anti-tax protesters greeted them. Three Republicans and two democrats appear in this picture, which includes three renowned Republican leaders Mark Frank (holding the “Take the Board to the Board” sign), […]

Did the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent find the “road to Damascus”? Board approves tax reappraisals for Harvey flood victims

Did the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent find the “road to Damascus”? Board approves tax reappraisals for Harvey flood victims

Image: Conroe Independent School District Board of Trustees President Melanie Pryor Bush presided over a somber meeting of the District on October 17, 2017. The two ultra-liberal Board members, Datren Williams and Skeeter Hubert, were absent from the meeting. Conroe, October 18 – After the Chairman of the Montgomery County Young Republicans, Jason Millsaps, who […]