The Source: SAISD Voters Consider Bond And Tax Rate Increase
A proposed $450 million bond and tax rate increase could pay to renovate aging campuses, provide new technologies and offer after school and summer programs in the San Antonio Independent School District.
Starting today - day 1 of early voting - district residents will consider two measures: The bond would primarily be used to renovate and modernize 13 SAISD campuses, most of which are more than 40 years old. An increased tax rate - from $1.04 to the state's maximum allowed $1.17 - would pay for technology in classrooms and to facilitate additional after-school and summer-school programs.
Opponents say the price tag is too high, that increased taxes could negatively affect real estate in the area and that the plans merit opposition.
- Pedro Martinez, superintendent of San Antonio Independent School District
- James Quintero, leads the Think Local Liberty project for the Texas Public Policy Foundation