Dallas ISD Board to Take Up Lowering Property Tax Rate

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Almost a year after voters approved a 13-cent property tax hike in a Tax Ratification Election, the Dallas ISD board of trustees will discuss reducing the rate this Thursday. In November, voters approved raising the rate from $1.04 to $1.17, the first increase since 2008. The agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting includes discussion of reducing […]

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So About That School Board Meeting …

By Bethany Erickson / November 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

It was one of the more odd school board meetings I’ve covered, and I once watched a superintendent get fired over a $50,000 corrugated metal building, and sat through a back and forth about two percent versus whole milk that ended in tears. But last Thursday’s regularly called Dallas ISD board of trustees meeting ranks […]

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Dallas ISD Trustees Make Unusual Move to Reassure TRE Voters

By Bethany Erickson / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

In a bid to reassure voters, Dallas ISD trustees took the unusual move adopting a resolution that pledges to spend the first projected surplus a tax ratification election, or TRE , could produce on specific initiatives, including one that strategically increases employee salaries. But the move was not without a lot of debate.   Trustee […]

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Pinkerton Explains Proposed TRE Resolution Before Board Thursday

By Contributor / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: On Aug. 16, the Dallas ISD board of trustees voted 7-1 to put a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (or TRE) on the Nov. 6 ballot. District 7 Trustee Audrey Pinkerton has proposed a resolution regarding the funds garnered from that property tax rate increase, should voters approve it. We asked her to explain […]

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Last Day to Register to Vote, Four Measures on Ballot for Dallas ISD

By Bethany Erickson / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Today is the last day to register to vote, which means in 29 days, nine hours, and 15 minutes, we will all be hitting refresh repeatedly on our computers and/or flipping back and forth between all the TV stations covering the midterm elections. But something else is on that ballot besides Beto or Ted, Lupe […]

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As Dallas Mulls TRE, State Plans On Contributing Less to Public Education

By Bethany Erickson / September 13, 2018 / 2 Comments
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As Dallas ISD advocates begin ramping up the campaign to pass a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (or TRE) in November, news that will likely irritate more property owners came down the pike during a state budget hearing: The state will contribute less toward public education in the next two years. In yesterday’s budget panel meeting, […]

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