A special Dallas ISD school board meeting scheduled for Saturday to discuss increasing the property tax rate has been postponed, largely because of exorbitant cost estimates for the date picked for a potential vote.
“In consultation with Board President Dan Micciche, the called board meeting for tomorrow, Saturday, August 5, has been postponed,” the district announced today. “The meeting has been postponed due to the estimated cost for a special election in October.”
After receiving a $2.2 million estimate for an October election date (which the district said was double previous years), the recommendation was made to reschedule the public hearing and meeting for a proposed property tax increase and put the measure on the ballot for the Nov. 7 Uniform Election Date.
“The cost of the November election is anticipated to be no more than $750,000,” district officials said.
The time will also apparently give Dallas ISD administration an opportunity to present the board with more options, too — a 13-cent increase, the already discussed 6-cent increase, and a 2-cent tax swap.
The date for the new meeting has not been announced yet. Stay tuned to this space for this and more details about the new options as we get them.