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Proposition B - TRE

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TRE

Until election day, Pasadena ISD will be producing a series of articles and materials to provide our community and stakeholders with a detailed look at both Propositions A & B. Additionally, parent, civic, and community presentations will be held to provide further information regarding these two Propositions. Our goal is to inform our Pasadena ISD community on the facts that have led the Board of Trustees and Administration to call for these two election items. Check back regularly to our website and social media channels for more information.

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Estimated Tax Impact Calculator for Homeowners
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Input the appraised value of your property and click Calculate.

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Estimated tax rate increase of $0.13 per $100 of assessed property value, $25,000 state homestead exemption and 10% local homestead exemption.

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1. Remain competitive with surrounding districts in recruiting/retaining teachers and staff. 

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Starting Teacher Salaries for 2017-18\n
 Galena Park ISD $54,000
 Deer Park ISD $53,200
 Pearland ISD $53,000
 Clear Creek ISD $52,550
 Houston ISD $52,530
 Pasadena ISD $51,779
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2016 Tax Rate Comparison to Other School Districts
 Crosby ISD $1.670000 
 Galena Park ISD $1.563300
 Deer Park ISD $1.556700
 Dickinson ISD $1.540000
 Humble ISD $1.520000
 Katy ISD $1.516600
 Texas City ISD $1.440500
 Cypress-Fairbanks ISD $1.440000
 Goose Creek ISD $1.431890
 Klein ISD $1.430000
 La Porte ISD $1.420000
 Pearland ISD $1.415600
 Santa Fe ISD $1.402300
 Clear Creek ISD $1.400000
 Spring Branch ISD $1.394500
 Friendswood ISD $1.387000
 Pasadena ISD $1.350000
 Houston ISD $1.206700
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\n2. Continue Innovative Instructional Programs
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Innovative Instructional Programs. Click program to learn more
The Connect Program
Early College High Schools
> Lewis Career and Technical High School
Full-Day PreKindergarten
Dual Language
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\n3. Maximize State Funding
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The TRE gives the district an opportunity to maximize funding potential, as the 13 cent increase will generate approximately 16 million dollars from local property taxes in which the state will match those funds with an additional 20.7 million dollars, totaling 36.7 million dollars for M&O.
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\n4. Increasing Enrollment
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\n5. Increased costs for Utilities
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School funding comes from two main sources:
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\nFurther, Pasadena ISD has not had to raise taxes since 2005-2006 School Year. Even with two bond issues in 2011 and 2014, the District has been able to manage the budget, maintain a healthy fund balance and build schools during a recession and after.
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\nInsurance Prices began to skyrocket during the recession, the Board of Trustees developed a plan to open wellness centers within the district saving the district, the taxpayer and PISD employees millions of dollars a year in insurance premiums.
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\nThe District has also:
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  • Sold excess property
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  • Refunded existing bond debt to save money
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  • Renegotiated purchasing contracts
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  • Maximized federal revenue in SHARS
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  • Renegotiate Electricity Rates
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  • Evaluated contracting-out Maintenance, Food Service and Transportation
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\nThe following districts in our area have passed a TRE.
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  • Alief
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  • Anahuac
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  • Barbers Hill
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  • Crosby
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  • Damon
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  • Danbury
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  • Deer Park
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  • East Chambers
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  • Friendswood
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  • Galena Park
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  • Galveston
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  • Goose Creek
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  • Hempstead
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  • Hull-Daisetta
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  • Humble
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  • Liberty
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  • Needville
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  • Sheldon
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  • Spring Hill
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