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Local Topic VATRE Election: $11.2 Million Boost for Pearland ISD Funding

Local Topic VATRE Election: $11.2 Million Boost for Pearland ISD Funding

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~ 8 mos ago   Sep 13, '23 12:23pm  
VATRE Election: $11.2 Million Boost for Pearland ISD Funding
 
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This election, if the VATRE passes, it would generate an additional $11.2 million for Pearland ISD and an overall tax rate decrease. It would support increased compensation to district’s staff, improve district infrastructure, support high-quality student programs and help reduce Pearland ISD’s budget deficit.
 
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WHAT IS A VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE ELECTION?
 
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
 
TAX IMPACT
 
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 INFORMATION

Election Dates:
 
October 10, 2023 Last Day to Register to Vote
 
October 23, 2023 First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
 
October 27, 2023 Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
 
November 3, 2023 Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance
 
November 7, 2023 Election Day
 
7 p.m. November 7, 2023 Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
If carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)
 
Pearland Early Voting Locations (Oct. 23 - Nov. 3)
 
Pearland Westside Library
2803 Business Center Dr. #101
 
Tom Reid Library
3522 Liberty Dr.
 
Westside Event Center
2150 Countryplace Pkwy.
 
Election Day Voting Locations:
 
Drainage Dist No. 4 Building
4805 W Broadway
 
Pearland Recreation Center
4141 Bailey Rd
 
Pearland Westside Library
2803 Business Center Dr #101
 
Silverlake Recreation Center
2715 Southwyck Pkwy
 
Tom Reid Library
3522 Liberty Dr
 
Westside Event Center
2150 Countryplace Pkwy
 
More: www.pearlandisd.org/ VATRE?fbclid=IwAR0cB TGjEkS8PEAzaTGyxX8xv Xm8v3vKckYGzu5U
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