Tuesday is Election Day for LISD Tax Ratification Election

imagesTuesday is election day for the Levelland ISD Tax Ratification Election.  Polls will be open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Voters may cast a ballot at Capitol Elementary or the Levelland Intermediate School.

Levelland ISD is asking voters to decide whether the district can shift two cents from the Debt Service tax rate to the Maintenance and Operations tax rate.  The shifting of two pennies does not increase the overall tax rate.  LISD will keep the tax rate the same.

Shifting the two cents will allow Levelland ISD to leverage additional state funds.  These two pennies will bring in an additional $556,000 in state and local revenue to Levelland ISD’s operating budget for the 2018-2019 school year WITHOUT increasing the tax rate in 2018-2019.

The new revenue will allow Levelland ISD to maximize state resources and implement a pay as you go model for priority instructional and facility needs and offer competitive pay to staff.  Some of those needs including replacing fleet vehicles, replacing some aging school buses and replacing a 17 year old activity bus which has mechanical issues and has broken down with teams on the way to an out of town event.

This reminder you will need a valid form of photo ID with you in order to vote.  This includes a Texas Drivers License, Personal ID Card issued by DPS, Election ID Certificate, US Passport, US Military ID with photograph, US Citizenship Certificate with photograph or a Texas License to Carry.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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