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« Liveblogging the 2006 Election Results | Main | The SBISD Check Register is Now Available Online: Spring Branch Continues to be One of the Most Transparent Districts in Texas »

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Mike Falick

According to www.texasisd.com, of the 64 ISD bond elections on Tuesday, 51 passed (an 80% pass rate).

Galveston faces a real challenge now as the only remaining options require it to give away real property to another school district. Because the Robin Hood payment increases for school districts like Galveston which are flat in student population but have increasing property values, this will be an ongoing problem.

The Chronicle explains this problem in an article in today's paper at http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4321624.html

Keith Little

While voters approved bonds for Katy ISD and a number of other ISD's, there were several rejections as well on Tuesday: Columbia/Brazoria ISD, Hempstead ISD and Royal ISD. Also, Galveston ISD became the first district in the state to have voters turn down both of the standard proposed methods for dealing with their Robin Hood status, leaving them - absent another vote - with the non-standard options of consolidating with another district (which has never been done under Robin Hood) or ceding taxable property. Yikes!

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