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Old 10-02-2008, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Is this a good thing for these cities?

Raising school property taxes to the highest rates in the state.

I thought it was more of a management problem not a funding problem. Will this money go to every school in the district even the under performing ones?

Cedar Hill, Duncanville school districts seek 13-cent tax hike | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Duncanville/Cedar Hill News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/duncanville/stories/100108dnmetcedarduncschooltax.26ed145.html - broken link)
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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article says money is for pay raises and items that are operating costs like fuel--not capital expenditures like building costs..since teachers work at underperforming schools and top rated ones, I assue all will receive
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Old 10-05-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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A similar vote took place in three Tarrant County school districts on Saturday. Two approved the tax increase.

Kennedale, Lake Worth OK school tax; Crowley says no | Local Elections | Star-Telegram.com

Crowley ISD (43.62% For / 56.38% Against)
Kennedale ISD (50.61% For / 49.39% Against)
Lake Worth ISD (60.82% For / 39.18% Against)

Voter turnout was very low, which is common when it comes to elections of this type. Only four percent of the registered voters in Crowley ISD and Lake Worth ISD participated compared with seven percent in Kennedale ISD.

It will be interesting to see what the voters in Duncanville and Cedar Hill decide on Tuesday.
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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According to unofficial final results posted at the Dallas County Election site, the proposition has been defeated in both Cedar Hill and Duncanville.

Voters defeat Duncanville, Cedar Hill school districts' tax increase proposals | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | News: Education (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/education/stories/DN-taxelex_08met.ART.State.Edition1.4abd6f9.html - broken link)

Cedar Hill ISD (26.03% For / 73.97% Against)
Duncanville ISD (41.28% For / 58.02% Against)

10.46% of registered voters in the Duncanville Independent School District participated in the special election. In Cedar Hill, the turnout was 5.59%
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:57 AM
 
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It means lower property values (and hence overall lower income for schools). Gotta love the tax and spenders.
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