Making a Difference
On Nov. 8, 2016, San Antonio ISD voters approved two separate ballot propositions to support school building renovations, 21st-century classrooms and increased academic support.
Both the $450 million bond and the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) to raise the District's Maintenance & Operations (M&O) tax rate by 13 cents passed with more than 70 percent voter approval.
The bond will fund major renovations for 13 schools, replacing infrastructure systems that, in most cases, are more than 40 years old, upgrading science labs and expanding other classroom spaces to meet recommended state guidelines.
The increase in the M&O tax rate will bring in an estimated $32.1 million in additional annual operating revenue, $15.6 million from local taxes and an estimated $16.5 million from the state. The additional revenue will support increased academic offerings for students, technology for the classrooms and upgrades to the learning environment.