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Fort Bend ISD Bond Update: It’s All in the Details

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Education Division will host Fort Bend ISD Superintendent, Dr. Charles Dupre, on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Fort Bend Chamber office, 445 Commerce Green Blvd. in Sugar Land. The luncheon is generously sponsored by AUTOARCH Architects, LLC, Huckabee, Huitt-Zollars, Paradigm Consultants, Inc., and Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott, LLP.

Fort Bend ISD trustees and staff are developing a capital plan that includes classroom additions, major maintenance and renovations, and recommendations from the district’s facilities, technology and safety and security master plans. The board must prioritize these considerations to include in a possible 2018 bond package. If approved, the district must call for an election by Aug. 20th.

Dr. Dupre will present details of the bond approval process and the district’s needs for construction, facility and equipment replacement, transportation, and technology in a capital plan that outlines $1.7 billion in potential costs.

Fort Bend ISD is the 7th largest district in Texas.  Dr. Charles E. Dupre was appointed Superintendent of Schools in April 2013, bringing more than twenty years of experience in education, and track record of increasing graduation rates and improving educational outcomes for students.

The Education Division of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce is under the leadership of Chair, Jim Rice, Rice & Gardner Consultants. The Education Division’s passion is building awareness and connections between the business sector, community leaders, and education. By keeping its members engaged with current events impacting education on a local and national level; the division’s goal is to create opportunities for individuals to invest in education.

Registration is open: Member Reservation - $15. Prospective Member Reservation - 25.  Details of upcoming events can be found at  or contact Juliette Nessmith at 281-566-2161 or

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