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Leander ISD Election Results: Propositions A and B Pass, Trustees Re-Elected and Defeated

November 10, 2022

Leander Independent School District (LISD) held an election on November 8th, 2022, with voters passing both Proposition A (the Attendance Credit Election) and Proposition B (the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election).

"In Leander ISD, we believe in giving our voters a voice. This election has shown us the will of the people, and as a district, we will continue to work hard to provide the best education to our students," stated Superintendent Bruce Gearing.

The Attendance Credit Election will allow LISD to make mandatory payments to the state by purchasing attendance credits without impacting current operations. This process, known as recapture or Robin Hood, occurs when a school district's property values have exceeded a certain point.

With the passing of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election, LISD will see a net increase of $32 million to fund the salary raises approved by the Board for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall tax rate of $1.2746 represents a 6.24-cent decrease from the previous year's rate.

"The passing of the Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election is a significant milestone for our district and allows us to continue forward with our Strategic Plan, which was adopted by the Board and guided by our community's vision," said Board President Trish Bode.

In addition to the election results, Place 2 incumbent Trustee Gloria Gonzales-Dholakia was re-elected, while Place 7 incumbent Trustee Elexis Grimes was defeated by challenger Paul Gauthier. Incumbent trustees Trish Bode and Sade Fashokun were re-elected to the Place 1 and Place 5 seats, respectively, and Francesca Romans won the open Place 6 seat.

Overall, the election results reflect the will of the voters and the continued commitment of LISD to provide the best education for its students.

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