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. A number of community town hall meetings are scheduled for the public to learn more about the vote and HISD’s Recapture status:
- HISD Board Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones will host a community meeting on Recapture at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Road, Houston, 77016.
- HISD Board Trustee Anna Eastman will host a community meeting on Recapture at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., Houston, 77018.
- HISD Board Trustee Rhonda Skillern-Jones also will host a community meeting on Recapture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at M.C. Williams Middle School, 6100 Knox St., Houston, 77091.
For more information on Recapture, please see www.houstonisd.org/recapture.