Voters approve Dallas ISD Tax Ratification Election


Dallas voters Tuesday night approved a long-term strategy to make Dallas ISD fiscally sustainable while supporting initiatives proven to boost student achievement.

District officials said the approval of the 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (TRE) positions Dallas ISD for long-term success. Unofficial results show that nearly 60 percent of voters approved the TRE, which will support:

  • Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and staff;
  • Ongoing support for building a strong early learning foundation for students;
  • Expanding parent and student’s opportunity of public school choice;
  • Ensuring racial equity throughout the district;
  • Being fiscally prudent in building the district’s assigned fund balance.

The TRE will bring the tax rate to $1.17 per $100 of property value. This, for example, will translate to about a $20 monthly increase for the owner of a home valued at $184,574.

Meanwhile, Dallas voters also approved Dallas ISD propositions to support a $75 million bond for new buses and a bus barn, a $75 million bond to refund outstanding maintenance tax notes, and the purchase of attendance credits.

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