EPISD is preparing to sock it to us in the next tax year.
Their tax rate for interest and principal payments (I&S) on debt was 24 cents per hundred dollars of valuation for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
They then asked the voters to move 10 cents of that over to their maintenance and operations tax rate for the 2018-19 year while promising to keep their total rate the same. The voters agreed. The district kept their promise that year and left taxes flat.
Then for 2019-20 they raised the I&S rate to 20 cents per hundred.
Now for 2020-21 they are proposing an I&S rate of 26 cents per hundred.
So much for trust.
We deserve better