The Midway Independent School District is grateful for the resounding passage of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) and show of support for our teachers. The MISD Board of Trustees sought community support to address critical funding needs for competitive retention and recruitment of high-quality educators. The overwhelming approval from Midway residents marks a collective endorsement and commitment to educational excellence.
Why would an overall tax rate decrease require taxpayer approval? Midway's Parent Editorial Board requested a deeper dive into the moving parts of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE), explaining the ballot language in particular. This article also summarizes what happens if you vote FOR or AGAINST the proposition.
During the August school board meeting, the Midway ISD Board of Trustees approved a 2023 tax rate of $0.9392 —an 18.5-cent decrease from the 2022 tax rate of $1.12—but it still requires voter approval.