Fort Bend Independent School District (abbreviated FBISD) serves schools in the northeastern portion of Fort Bend County. This region encompasses Sugar Land, Meadows Place, Clodine and Stafford – each city having their own individual school district within it.
At the July 24 board meeting, several key issues will be up for discussion, including creating a student code of conduct and seeking voter-approved tax increases.
In 1977, part of Stafford voted to secede from Fort Bend Independent School District and form its own municipal school district, creating the Stafford Municipal School District. A series of legal challenges ensued along with an intense public feud.
An initial federal judge in Houston initially blocked SMSD’s formation; however, as soon as it became evident that Stafford deserved its own school district it became apparent to all parties involved that it could exist on its own terms. With that, its new Board of Trustees quickly set about selecting a superintendent, searching for teachers, and implementing all aspects of school life within SMSD.
As a result of an overall national shortage in educators and fewer teaching graduates, our district is currently facing a teacher shortage. To combat it, recruitment events and pay incentives have been implemented as ways of combatting it; additionally we offer mentoring programs for teaching interns.
FBISD’s gifted and talented programs encourage students to show their intellectual curiosity by undertaking projects that reflect their individuality. Students have the chance to pursue their passions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), fine arts or service learning.
The UIL A+ Academics program gives students an opportunity to compete in 20 events that span the curriculum. It broadens and deepens classroom knowledge while instilling critical thinking abilities and teamwork skills.
The James Reese Career and Technical Center provides advanced CTE programming across multiple pathways, giving students industry certifications as well as college credit. Middle school through high school students have access to CTE coursework focused on engineering, culinary arts, health science and law enforcement – with additional real world experiences provided through guest speakers, internships or job shadowing experiences.
Students have many opportunities to explore their interests and passions through school-sponsored activities. Beyond academic clubs, choirs and musical ensembles, campuses often provide access to various independent extracurricular groups that provide them with additional avenues of exploration.
College admissions committees appreciate it when applicants demonstrate a passion for learning beyond classroom confines, such as through work experience or extracurricular pursuits. Balancing work obligations with high school studies demonstrates their ability to manage time efficiently and prioritize priorities effectively.
Flour Bluff ISD provides athletic and academic summer programs for students in grades K-12. Academic offerings include summer school, credit recovery courses, special education support services and English Language Learner services.
District schools provide many sports, such as football, volleyball and water polo for their students to learn responsibility, values and sportsmanship in an enjoyable atmosphere. By participating in these teams, they gain invaluable lessons about responsibility, values and sportsmanship that enable them to explore futures beyond what may have been imagined when starting out in these pursuits.
Skyward FBISD hosted its annual National Signing Day at Wheeler Field House during spring semester. Here, student-athletes signed letters of intent for colleges or universities of their choice while district officials and community members also attended this event.
FBISD’s focus during the school year is to cultivate students and teachers with an enthusiasm for learning by offering extracurricular activities that foster creativity. Destination Imagination, an academic competition that develops children’s creative capabilities and was initiated by Charles Dupre, is one such activity.
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