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  • Click the image above to be taken to Pearland ISD's website to learn more about Prop A. 

  • State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their maintenance and operations tax rate above a prescribed amount. The election is referred to as a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE). 

    Passage of the VATRE (or Prop A) will result in a nearly $7.4 million increase in funding for the District, while still decreasing the total tax rate by $0.33 cents.  The district uses these funds for teacher and staff salaries, books and classroom supplies, utilities, educational resources, custodial, insurance and other items that help educate students each day. 

     

  • Why Call a VATRE? Why Call a VATRE?

    There are several primary reasons Pearland ISD has called for a VATRE:

      • The total tax rate will still decrease
      • The State allows the increase in local revenue to stay in the district while generating additional State funding on a 2:1 ratio
      • The District will be able to continue funding for:
        • enhanced learning programs our families have become accustomed to (Dual Language Program, GT Academy)
        • competitive salaries to recruit and retain our stellar teachers and staff
        • Connect:Ed 1:1 device initiative
        • facility maintenance and repairs.

    Tax Changes Tax Changes

    Passage of Prop A by the voters will decrease the total tax rate by $0.33 cents. Taxpayers will save $3.30 in their tax bill per $100,000 property valuation*. Total tax rate would be $1.3152. Approval of this tax rate would maximize school district funding by nearly $7.4 million ($2.7 million local + $4.7 million state). If Prop A does not pass, tax rate will decrease by $3.33 cents, saving $33.30/$100,000 valuation* on the annual taxpayer bill and no additional funding will be generated. Total tax rate would be $1.2852.

    What Can Be Lost if NOT Approved What Can Be Lost if NOT Approved

    • Inflationary adjustments & competitive salaries: Each 1% raise requires $1.4 million
    • Health insurance premium contributions
    • Class sizes will increase
    • Technology access and services curtailed
    • Unavailability of reserve funds for emergencies 86% of Budget is salary & benefits!

    • ​Programs that could be affected:

    • Turner CCHS Electives
    • Dual Language
    • G/T Academy
    • Optional Special Ed Services
    • Funding levels for Fine Arts/Athletics
    • Bus service within 2-mile limit
    • Tutorials/SAT/ACT Prep

  • Early Voting Locations

    Pearland Early Voting Locations (Oct. 18-29)


    Pearland Westside Library
    2803 Business Center Dr. #101

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr.

    Westside Event Center
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy.

    Election Day Voting Locations Election Day Voting Locations

    Election Day Voting Locations


    Drainage Dist No. 4 Building
    4805 W Broadway

    Pearland Recreation Center
    4141 Bailey Rd

    Pearland Westside Library
    2803 Business Center Dr #101

    Silverlake Recreation Center
    2715 Southwyck Pkwy

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr

    Westside Event Center
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy

  • Pearland ISD Website Pearland ISD Website

    Check out Pearland ISD's Website for more Information regarding Prop A, or anything Pearland ISD.

    Pearland Chamber of Commerce Prop A Resolution Pearland Chamber of Commerce Prop A Resolution

  • Voting Timeline

    Election Dates


    October 4, 2021
    Last Day to Register to Vote

     

    October 18, 2021
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

     

    October 22, 2021
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

     

    October 29, 2021
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

     

    November 2, 2021
    Election Day

     

    November 3, 2021
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 PM, if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 PM at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military deadlines apply)

  • Chamber of Commerce Press Release

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