05 Mar You are paying more property taxes but schools are still getting less
When the Texas Legislature reduces appropriations to school districts, each dollar we pay in higher local school property taxes counts for less.
The Texas Commission on Public School Finance should review how drastically reduced state funding for school districts creates pass-through property tax hikes whose value benefits the state budget rather than 5 million children in Texas school districts.
Our property values grow in Texas because our economy is booming. As market forces cause property values per student to rise, state aid declines for school districts. When the Texas Legislature doesn’t maintain state aid, we pay higher local property taxes to yield the same amount of money to school districts, even as student enrollments, needs and expectations rise.
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