Two HISD meetings offer opportunities to learn more about Recapture before May 6 vote 

HISD voters will be asked on May 6 to decide how the district will pay its Recapture obligation to the state of Texas.

Voters will choose between two options—purchase attendance credits from the state or have commercial property detached. A vote against purchasing attendance credits means that the district permanently will lose tax collections for certain commercial properties. A vote for purchasing attendance credits means that HISD will write a check to the state for local property taxes and continue to make annual recapture payments as long as property wealth grows.

HISD Board President Wanda Adams and the Brays Oaks Management District are hosting a District IX Community Town Hall Meeting on Recapture and the state of HISD schools at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Tinsley Elementary School, 11035 Bob White, Houston, TX, 77096. HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza will attend, along with a representative from State Rep. Alma Allen’s office. Also present from HISD will be Deputy Superintendent Samuel Sarabia and Budgeting and Financial General Manager Glenn Reed.

HISD Board Trustees Anne Sung and Holly Maria Flynn Vilaseca will host a joint community meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17, at Mark White Elementary School, 2515 Old Farm Road, Houston, TX, 77063. Reed will present at this meeting as well.

For more information on Recapture, please see www.houstonisd.org/recapture.

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