TRE

Dallas ISD Board Places 13-cent TRE on November Ballot

By Bethany Erickson / August 17, 2018 / 10 Comments
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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 […]

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Real Estate News: Desoto Man Named to Real Estate Advisory Committee

By Bethany Erickson / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
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Dallas ISD is holding public information meetings for a proposed Tax Ratification Election to be held in November, a Desoto man has been tapped by Governor Abbott for a spot on a real estate advisory committee, and we take a look at how the market did in the area in July in this week’s real […]

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How Will New Federal Income Tax Laws About Property Tax Deductions Affect a TRE?

By Bethany Erickson / January 17, 2018 / 1 Comment

It’s a drum several Dallas ISD trustees have been beating for a while — a Tax Ratification Election that would allow the district to increase services and programs at dozens of at-risk schools with the money raised by increasing property taxes rates. But they’ve yet to get it on the ballot.

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Dallas ISD’s Needs Won’t Disappear, But You Can Help

By Bethany Erickson / August 23, 2017 / 4 Comments
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The daunting needs that face Dallas ISD teachers won’t disappear — not after this legislative session, where lawmakers made it clear public education wasn’t a priority. But what can we do? As I mentioned Monday, the Dallas ISD school board could not come to a supermajority on any of the Tax Ratification Election options proposed, […]

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Dallas ISD’s Cavalry Isn’t Coming – And Neither is a Vote for a TRE

By Bethany Erickson / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments
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The cavalry, as one Dallas ISD trustee said, isn’t coming for Texas public schools. And after last Friday, the voters won’t have a chance to, either. Friday night’s school board meeting was contentious, and the proposals for a possible Tax Ratification Election were numerous. A tax swap was on the table. But at the end […]

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Dallas ISD Property Tax School Board Meeting Postponed

By Bethany Erickson / August 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
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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 […]

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