TRE 2018 Overview

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Richardson ISD Trustees Call Tax Ratification Election

Addresses School Safety, Class Sizes, Teacher Retention, Strategic Initiatives

After months of budget discussion, and incorporating recommendations from the comprehensive community and staff strategic planning process that began last fall, the Richardson ISD Board of Trustees voted to set the district’s operating tax rate at $1.17, triggering a tax ratification election (TRE) for September 4, asking voters to approve an increased tax rate.

“For those who believe in safe schools, outstanding teachers, and maintaining a strong district that meets the high expectations of our community, this action could no longer be avoided,” said RISD Board President, Justin Bono. “From our highest achieving schools to our campuses and students in need of additional resources, RISD can no longer operate on the reduced state funding and revenue generated by a minimum operating tax rate.”

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Voting Information

Election Day is Tuesday, Sept. 4. Early voting is August 20-31. The last day to register to vote in the election is Friday, August 3. Photo identification is currently required for voting in person. For more information on voter registration, visit the state website at www.votetexas.gov.

Early Voting
August 20-29 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
August 30-31 - 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
August 25 - 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
August 26 - 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Early voting locations*
Fretz Park Public Library
Richardson Civic Center

*Additional early voting locations and mobile voting locations to be determined. For voting locations in Dallas County, please see www.dallascountyvotes.org.

Election Day
September 4 - 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

TRE 2018

The Richardson ISD Board of Trustees reached consensus on RISD’s 2018-19 operating budget and formally called a tax ratification election for September 4 to ask voters to raise the district’s operating tax rate.

400 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, TX 75081

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