How can the proposed projects be financed without raising the tax rate?

The Rattlesnake Wind Farm project will be adding a significant amount of taxable value to Brady ISD. Because of this, the proposed bond referendum will be completely paid for by the additional revenue provided by the Rattlesnake Wind Farm project. To further guarantee no increase in tax rate to the community, the board has also passed a resolution vowing to limit spending on the bond projects so that tax rates will not be raised. More information can be found on the Tax Impact.

How much will taxes go down if the bond is not approved?

A no-vote of the bond referendum would result in approximately $36 annual savings in property taxes on a $75,000 home. More information can be found on the Tax Impact.

Can the district guarantee that homeowners will not see an increase to their property taxes?

No. Property taxes are assessed by many governmental entities in Texas, including the city, county, state and other local municipalities. Additionally, your property taxes are based on the value of your property as assessed by the McCullough County Tax Assessors Office. The district cannot control the tax rate of other governmental entities or the value at which the tax assessor’s office will appraise your property. Brady ISD can only, and does vow not to raise property tax rates due to this bond referendum.

Will all students benefit from the proposed bond projects?

Every campus in Brady ISD is of a different age and in different conditions and therefore has different needs. The Board of Trustees has done their best to take community input and develop a bond package that will to some degree impact the education experience of every student in Brady ISD.

Why are we renovating the oldest parts of Brady Elementary, isn’t it really old?

The original portion of Brady Elementary was built in 1965, making it 53 years old. Our Architects have performed a facility assessment and believe that with proper upkeep, maintenance, and renovations to keep the learning environments modern (including re-roofing which will be happening this summer and the renovations that are part of this bond) the two older wings of Brady Elementary can serve us for another 30 years.

We already have a baseball field. Why are we building a new one?

The current Brady ISD baseball field does not meet many state standards. Additionally, it is getting old enough that it will need to be upgraded in the next five years. While Brady ISD is building a new softball field to remedy our lack of one for the past 20 years, it is more cost effective over a 5 year timespan to build a new baseball field while contractors are already on site building the softball field.

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April 19, 2018, 6pm
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Bond Town Hall
April 23, 2018, 6pm
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April 23 - May 1, 2018
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Saturday, May 5, 2018
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