Voters of the Joaquin ISD said “no” to passage or “ratification” to restructuring the district’s current tax rate Saturday.
The issued failed 232 to 123. Superintendent Phil Worsham had told Center Broadcasting if the measure had passed, it would allow the Joaquin ISD to receive additional state funding without increasing local property taxes.
He added without the revenue increases, maintaining the same level of programs and educational standards for Joaquin ISD students would not be possible.
As for what’s the next step, Worsham had said the district would likely go back to voters again in hopes of passage.
It was hoped the ratification triggered an increase in funding for operations of $400,000.