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SAISD Students Are The Big Winners Of A Bond And Tax Rate Increase

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The San Antonio Independent School District celebrated a decisive victory last night with more than 70 percent of voters approving two measures on the ballot—a  $450 million bond, and a 13 cent property tax rate increase.  SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says the additional money will pay for renovation projects, technology and for the salaries of teachers of after school and summer programs.

 

“We’re very humbled to have such a decisive victory for both ballot questions, to provide these types of resources for our children,” Martinez says. “We’re just humbled to have the trust of the community and the taxpayers. I know that my trustees and my staff are very excited. We know if we align our support for our children, they’re going to exceed our expectations.”

 

The superintendent says the new money will help SAISD provide academic help for up to 20,000 additional needy students .