Bond Election Results
On Saturday, 124 districts proposed 204 bond propositions with a total of almost $17 billion in locally proposed projects to voters. A total of 67 of those 124 districts saw at least one proposition approved by voters. 54% of districts saw 51% of the proposed propositions pass, with 64% of the total amount proposed approved.

You can click on the link below to see the details of these bond elections that we have tracked. We will continue updating the shared sheet as more information becomes available, as there are a few districts for which we have not been able to track down results at the time this message was written. That means we may see a slight change in those overall numbers and percentages. The spreadsheet has two lists available that allow you to view by district and by proposition.
State law changed in 2019, requiring that certain propositions be proposed separately and itemized. We have taken a deep dive looking at the purpose of the various bond proposals, and will continue further analysis on this topic. We have labeled all propositions that are not required to be itemized by law "Instructional Facilities." To be fair, this category can also include buses, land, administration buildings, transportation facilities, and the like. Of all the bonds proposed, 59% were instructional facilities, and this comprised 90% of the total proposed dollar amount. Of all the bonds approved, 64% of them were instructional facilities, which comprised 95% of the total dollar amount approved.

We'll be sharing more on this data in the coming weeks. Please let us know if you have any questions. Also, please let us know of any districts you know of that may not be listed on our sheet or details that need to be corrected. It's a lot of data to collect in a short period of time, and we're always open to help improving it!
Elections Jedi Training
Last week, many of you underwent Jedi Training regarding both VATR and Bond Elections. Here, you can find a video of that presentation as well as links to download presentation slides and materials.
Registration now open for June Workshop
We hope you can make plans to join us for our Legislative Planning Workshop coming up June 8-9 in Dallas. We will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, break late in the afternoon and then reconvene the following morning and conclude by 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9. We'll assess the current state of affairs, make some projections about what to expect, and work to make plans and establish priorities.

Any administrator or trustee from our member districts are welcome to attend. We hope you will make plans to join us, and click on the link below to register.
A block of rooms are available at a discounted group rate at the DoubleTree for those who would like to make a room reservation. This discount has a deadline, and discounted reservations must be made by May 22.
Committee, Commission, and Task Force Interim Activities
Here is latest information on the legislative committees, commissions and a task force that we are tracking.

This Commission met Monday, April 25 (summary). The date of their next hearing has not yet been announced.

Senate Education Committee
The Senate Education Committee will conduct their first interim hearing under the new Chairman, Senator Brandon Creighton. The committee will take up their monitoring charges related to school finance and accelerated instruction. They will also study school district bond efficiency and homestead exemptions. See the May 24 hearing notice.

The House Committee on Public Education will meet again on Tuesday, May 24 to take up monitoring charges related to school finance, study effects of learning loss, and examine absenteeism, among other topics. See the May 24 hearing notice here.

This Commission met on April 27. Their next hearing will be Wednesday, May 25.

The Senate Committee on Finance will meet today, Wednesday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. to take up the topic of inflation, Russia, and state pension reforms (including TRS). See the hearing notice here. On Wednesday, May 17, the Finance Committee will take up property tax relief. May 17 hearing notice.

The Task Force will meet again on June 2.
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