Tax Ratification Election

TASB has resources available to school districts that are contemplating increasing the tax rate and seeking voter approval through a Tax Ratification Election (TRE). The following articles provide a primer on the so-called “rollback” elections, a first-hand report on one district’s experience, and a guide on the steps needed to prepare for these elections.

Getting Started

Making Plans for a Tax Ratification Election (pdf) 

"A Taxing Problem: Districts Face Tougher Rollback Elections Since House Bill 1" (March 2009 Texas Lone Star)

"A Learning Experience: A Board Member’s View of One District’s TRE Troubles” (March 2009 Texas Lone Star)