New! Ballot Language Requirements

  • Texas Legislature's House Bill 3 brought significant changes to school district bond referendums. As a result, voters will find some new wording on proposition items that states, "This is a property tax increase.", even if the school district's tax rate is not impacted by the outcome of the election. While slightly confusing for some voters, Royse City ISD will not and cannot raise your property tax rate based on the outcome of the Bond 2021 referendum. Royse City ISD does not control property taxes or property values. Pass or fail, the Royse City ISD's tax rate will stay the same after the election.

    The bond projects, if approved, will be funded by existing and anticipated property value growth in the district. For example, more than $200 million in commercial and residential property value growth is expected in 2021. This growth allows Royse City ISD to ask for voter approval for bond projects without increasing the tax rate. 

    In addition, House Bill 3 requires projects in bond elections to be separated by category. In accordance, voters in the Bond 2021 referendum will find two separate propositions to address growth in student population and in student programs. Voters will be asked to approve or deny Propostion A and Proposition B in this election. VIEW SAMPLE BALLOT

     

    Ballot Language