Voter Approved Tax Rate Election (VATRE)

Alamo Heights ISD Trustees Call
Voter-Approved Tax Rate Election 

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The Alamo Heights Independent School District Board of Trustees called for a Voter-Approved Tax Rate Election (VATRE) that will be held on November 2, 2021.

A tax rate election is a special election called by a school district’s Board of Trustees, asking voters to approve a tax rate proposal.

A landmark school funding law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, HB3, provided more funding to the majority of Texas school districts; however, Alamo Heights ISD received less funding than other districts across the state.

If approved by voters in Alamo Heights ISD, the VATRE would generate an additional $1.4 million dollars to allow the district to provide competitive salaries for our employees and educational programming for students.

AHISD VATRE graphic sharing teacher salaries across Bexar County.

This would not result in a tax rate increase; rather, it would reduce homeowners’ property tax rates, creating the lowest total tax rate in 10 years.

The decrease in property tax rates presents a unique opportunity for AHISD taxpayers to raise more local revenue.

The incremental new revenue would not be subject to recapture by the state; rather, it would stay right here in Alamo Heights ISD, to provide competitive salaries for our employees and educational programming for students.

AHISD VATRE graphic sharing what the VATRE would mean for Alamo Heights ISD.

Want to Learn More?

To learn more about the Voter-Approved Tax Rate Election (VATRE):

  • Email Mike Hagar, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Finance at: mikeh@ahisd.net

AHISD VATRE graphic that shares early voting and election day dates.

Early Voting / Election Day

Early Voting begins on October 18 and runs through October 29.
Election Day is November 2.


Additional Information

Early Voting Calendar

Map of Early Voting Locations

Bexar County Elections Department


 
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