Early voting to begin for Tax Ratification Election

Although there was a public hearing during the July regular meeting of the Pleasanton ISD to discuss the Proposed Tax Rate and Budget for the 2018-2019 school year, there were no citizens there to comment.

The board approved an ordinance to adopt the tax rate of $1.467209, which is the same as the current rate. They also approved the order for a Tax Ratification Election. What this means is that even though the overall rate will be the same to the taxpayers, the distribution of the tax monies will be different.

Currently, the Maintenance and Operations rate is $1.04. The ratification will adjust this to $1.17, taking the Interest and Sinking rate from $0.427209 to $0.297209, thereby leaving the total tax rate at the $1.467.

If this change passes the vote, there will be an additional $2 million in revenues, without changing the tax rate. This increase will allow for incentives to retain and attract quality staff/teachers, increase safety on campus and allow for mental health support at campuses, addressing technology needs and providing more student programming.

Early voting will run August 8 to August 21 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday at the Pleasanton ISD Central Office, located at 831 Stadium Drive.

Election Day is August 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PISD TRE meeting

The public is invited to a Tax Ratification Election Community Information meeting at the Pleasanton High School library on August 9 at 6 p.m.

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