Prosper ISD Bond Election - Prop 1 is an INCREASE not a rollback
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#1 Oct 23, 2007
We all need to be careful.
The language being used is a problem.
"Net Result -$0.13 reduction..."
Just like another city in TX that was left with very bad feelings around the same vote
we need to be careful.
Prop 1 is an INCREASE in the M&O tax rate.
They want to "rollback" the new state cap of 1.04 - by adding 13 more cents to 1.17.
They sent out USmail calling it a "net decrease", but that it is only compare to the 1.80 we all paid last year.
The bottom line
M&O if prop 1 passes 1.17 I&S .50 -$1.67
M&O if prop 1 does not 1.04 I&S .50 -$1.54
I am all for good schools, but the language being used is misleading.
Our PISD leaders should be direct with us.
Spell things out in simple terms, and help explain why they need $1.67.(not hide behind marketing that is confusing)
I am hoping the voters of Prosper ISD read this to help them decide.
(and I predict some upset feelings after this election)
#2 Oct 30, 2007
I have been involved in at least 6 different home meetings as well as larger public forums and the administration and school board have been very clear about the increase/decrease situation.
The rollback is asking for a 13 cent increase from the $1.04 the state is proposing yet still an decrease of 13 cents from last year's tax rate. There has been a concentrated effort to let people know the facts even though the 13 cent number can be confusing since the rollback and the decrease from last year are both 13 cents.
I think anyone who came to an information meeting or anyone who has taken the time to ask an administator/school board member would understand exactly what the election proposes. No one is being indirect or misleading.
Any questions about what the $1.17 Maintainance and operation tax rate would go for can easily be answered by looking at the district website or by calling Mr. Watkins. In short, the M & O money pays teachers.
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