What does Proposition A (TRE) say?
First, the ballot language is set by state law, cannot be changed and can be confusing. Second, Proposition A (TRE) only addresses the M&O Tax Rate. The ballot will ask voters to approve a total tax rate of $1.352 per $100 property valuation. It will also say that this rate is $.02 higher than the school district rollback tax rate ($1.04), which is true on the M & O side. The proposition does not explain that the Debt Service Tax Rate was reduced by the same amount by Board Resolution so that the total tax rate of $1.352 remains the same as the prior year with the passage of Proposition A. The actual ballot language follows and will asks voters to vote For or Against:
Approving the ad valorem tax rate of $1.3520 per $100 valuation in Fort Worth Independent School District for the current year, the rate that is $0.02 higher per $100 valuation than the school district rollback tax rate, for the purpose of maintenance and operations.