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BISD tax election scheduled for Saturday

BISD tax election scheduled for Saturday
August 24
14:22 2018

Election Day for the Breckenridge Independent School District’s tax ratification election will be on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the BISD administration building, 208 N. Miller St.

As of Thursday, Aug. 23, 223 people had voted in-person and 91 of the 140 mail-in ballots had been returned.

The election is part of a plan by the BISD Board of Trustees to take advantage of additional State of Texas funding.  In order to qualify for the extra money, the school district must rearrange the tax structure in what is known as a “tax swap” or “penny swap.”

According to BISD Superintendent Tim Seymore, the tax rate will be $1.17 regardless of whether or not the TRE passes. The difference is that if it doesn’t pass, the school district will not be eligible for the additional funds from the state.

For more information on the BISD tax rate or the election, call the BISD administration office at 254-522-9600 or stop by the office at 208 N. Miller St.

Additionally, detailed information is available in the following Breckenridge Texan articles:

“Early Voting continues in BISD election”

Change to BISD tax rate structure could bring in more revenue without raising taxes

BISD approves tax rate change, sets election, approves decorating travel buses

“Early voting in BISD tax ratification election to start Aug. 8”

Click below to see a BISD video further explaining the tax rate and election:

 

Cutline, top photo: A distance marker outside the Breckenridge ISD administration building reminds citizens that they must be at least 100 feet away from the polling location to do any electioneering. Election Day will be Aug. 25. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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