State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their maintenance and operations tax rate above a prescribed amount. The election is referred to as a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).
HOW DOES THE DISTRICT BENEFIT FROM THIS ELECTION?
Passage of the VATRE will result in a nearly $11.2 million increase in funding for the District, while still decreasing the total tax rate by 16.54 cents. The district uses these funds for teacher and staff salaries, books and classroom supplies, utilities, educational resources, custodial, insurance and other items that help educate students each day.
WHY CALL A VATRE?
There are several primary reasons Pearland ISD has called for a VATRE:
The additional $0.09 will generate $11.2 million in additional funds Additional funds will be used to:
*Retain and recruit quality teachers and staff *Bolster campus safety measures *Support student programs *Sustain District financial stability
*The increased funding will bridge the budget deficit, cover inflationary costs, and help maintain the district’s high academic standards
Passage of the VATRE by the voters in November will decrease the total tax rate by 16.54 cents. Approval of this tax rate will maximize school district funding by nearly $11.2 million.
Election Day Voting Locations:
Delores Fenwick Nature Center 5750 Magnolia Pkwy
Drainage Dist No. 4 Building 4813 W Broadway
New Harvest Christian Fellowship 12216 Broadway
Pearland Recreation Center 4141 Bailey Rd
Silverlake Recreation Center 2715 Southwyck Pkwy
Tom Reid Library 3522 Liberty Dr
West Pearland Community Center 2150 Countryplace Pkwy