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Tax Ratification Election (TRE) Information and Updates

  • Texas school boards are charged with adopting a budget and tax rate each year. The tax rate is meant to levy in property taxes the funds needed for day-to-day operations of the district, the Maintenance and Operations tax rate (M & O), as well as funds to pay any district debt, which is called the Interest and Sinking (I & S) tax rate. The I & S rate is often referred to as the “debt service” tax rate. Districts exceeding $1.04 per $100 valuation in their Maintenance and Operations tax rate must seek voter approval to do so. The election is called a Tax Ratification Election, or TRE.

    On August 30, 2016 voters decided to allow Lubbock ISD to shift two cents from their current debt service tax rate to their maintenance and operations tax rate and access additional state funding. The successful Tax Ratification Election (TRE) provided annual funding for technology needs in Lubbock Independent School District classrooms. The district planned to phase in tecgnology made available through the TRE over a three-year period. Campuses across the district were divided into three groups, and new technology was deployed to each group over the next three years. Year four begins a four-year, refresh cycle.


    School Year 2016 - 2017

    • Year 1 Campus Group
      • Student Chromebook carts placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Large screen, interactive monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Chromebooks deployed to instructional staff
      • Chromebook carts placed in campus media centers

    School Year 2017 - 2018

    • Year 2 Campus Group
      • Student Chromebook carts placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Large screen, interactive monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Large screen, interactive monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in prekindergarten and first-grade classrooms
      • Large screen, interactive, height adjustable monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in prekindergarten through first-grade classrooms for year one and two campuses
      • Additional Windows 10 computers placed in noncore classrooms, all campuses

    School Year 2018 - 2019

    • Year 3 Campus Group
      • Student Chromebook carts placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Large screen, interactive monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • Large screen, interactive monitors and Windows 10 computers placed in prekindergarten and first-grade classrooms

    School Year 2019 - 2020

    • Year 4
      • Digital Learning plan modified to implement one-to-one model on all elementary campuses and two pilot middle school campuses
      • First-grade students receive touchscreen Chromebooks at all campuses
    • Refresh for Year 1 Campus Group
      • Student Chromebook carts placed in second- through twelfth-grade core classrooms: English/language arts/reading (ELAR), math, science, social studies
      • One-to-one implementation of touchscreen Chromebooks with protective cases piloted by two, middle school campuses
      • Touchscreen Chromebook for campus staff