Slightly more than 1,100 Aldine ISD voters cast ballots in the district’s tax ratification election, Tuesday, August 31, and the majority of voters said “no” to raising property taxes by 10 percent. The increased tax rate would have increased local and state funding received by Aldine ISD.

The final tally was 682 “no” votes to 439 votes in the “yes” category in the election to get voter approval to raise the maintenance and operations (M&O) portion of the tax rate by 13 cents per $100 valuation of property. The district’s Board of Trustees in June adopted the higher rate to increase the district’s revenue, and state law requires a tax ratification election to obtain voter approval.

Aldine ISD will continue to keep you informed on the impact of the election results and the district’s efforts to balance the budget while maintaining quality educational programs.