Pasadena ISD Community approves Bond & Tax Ratification Election

Pasadena ISD Community approves Bond & Tax Ratification Election
Posted on 11/08/2017
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Pasadena ISD Community approves Bond & Tax Ratification Election

It was an emotional night at the Pasadena ISD Board room as Board members, community leaders, and district administrators patiently awaited the election results of Propositions A & B.  The crowd cheered as the final precincts reported in and the 2017 Bond and Tax Ratification Election were a success.

“I am so proud of this community for standing behind it’s school district,” said Pasadena ISD School Board President Vickie Morgan, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve a district that cares so much for its students.”

Proposition A - a $135 million ‘no (I&S) tax increase’ bond election will allow Pasadena ISD to: build a new Riverstone Ranch Intermediate School, a replacement campus for Red Bluff Elementary, a transportation facility, a maintenance - operations - warehouse facility, safety upgrades around the district, purchase technology equipment, fine arts instruments, new buses and facilities management costs.

Proposition B - a tax ratification election to increase the M&O property tax rate by 13 cents per 100 valuation - will help balance a deficit budget caused by unfunded state mandates, the cost of competitive salaries and the rising costs of fuel, utilities and health care.

“We are so thankful the Pasadena ISD community understood that this was necessary to maximize state funds, retain our dedicated staff and continue innovative programs that help our students succeed.” said Powell.  

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These election results are unofficial until they are canvassed by the Board of Trustees at the November 20 board meeting.