School Funding

Dallas ISD Board Places 13-cent TRE on November Ballot

By Bethany Erickson / August 17, 2018 / 10 Comments

It took three tries, but a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (TRE) was passed by the Dallas ISD board of trustees in a special called meeting Thursday night. The vote (which was seven for, one against, and one absent) will place a measure that will increase the district’s maintenance and operating tax rate from $1.04 to […]

Read More Readers Fund Miracles, Hope

By Bethany Erickson / August 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

Last Sunday sucked. I pushed save on my story about the Dallas ISD school board meeting for Monday morning and sat, staring at my computer feeling surly. I may have ranted to a few people. As I watched my Facebook and Twitter feeds light up with hot sports takes and recrimination, I realized that I […]

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Education Front and Center in Texas Legislature

By Bethany Erickson / December 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

When the Texas legislature reconvenes January 10, it will have a laundry list of things to tackle – some controversial, some mundane (you can keep up to date on the full list of bills filed here). But some of the biggest issues will involve the trajectory of public education in the state. While we can’t […]

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Is Full Disclosure Coming? Austin Sues State Over Property Tax Appraisals

By Joanna England / August 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

The end of sales price non-disclosure might be near, if the suit filed by the City of Austin against the Texas comptroller’s office is any indication. Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who submitted the 10-page suit on Monday, argued that the ad-valorem taxation system is unconstitutional because it isn’t “equal and uniform.” Texas is one of […]

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