Big changes are on the way after the 2018 midterm elections and that includes the largest public school district in North Texas. Voters in the city of Dallas overwhelmingly approved several school bonds.
The four propositions that were approved will add an additional 13 cents to their maintenance and operations tax rate, which means it will reach the state maximum of $1.17.
Residents in Dallas voted in favor for a $75 million bond that will pay for school buses and a bus barn. The money will go toward 600 new buses over the next 10 years.
The second $75 million bond will impact teacher salary, with plans to provide a better financial footing for day-to-day operations and teacher pay.
Sixty percent of voters also approved a 13 cent property tax increase to provide an additional $126 million in funds for teacher pay, racial equity, early childhood learning programs and more specialty campuses.