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Williamson Countymakes nal push to land $17B Samsung plant

SAMSUNG LANDING Williamson County is on the verge of attracting one of the largest ever corporate facility investments in the history of Texas. Should the deal go through, the Samsung semiconductor facility would be located in southwestern Taylor, just a few miles east of Hutto. S W

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approximately 1,288 acres of property for the project is south of Hwy. 79 and west of FM 973, southwest of down- town Taylor. Williamson County Judge Bill Grav- ell Jr. on Sept. 7 told Community Impact Newspaper negotiations and work on the project have been accomplished daily since January, when county o- cials hosted Samsung executives at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. “What we have to oer is the perfect combination of outstanding schools, CONTINUED ON 30

One of the largest economic devel- opment projects in the history of Texas is close to being built in Williamson County. Larger than any single corporate enterprise in Central Texas before it, Samsung is expected to build a 6 mil- lion-square-foot facility that will bring 1,800 higher-paying jobs to the area. The project includes $6 billion in infrastructure, land and building costs and $11 billion worth of personal prop- erty, machinery and equipment. The

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2021 V O T E R G U I D E BOND BALLOT Leander ISD voters will see three propositions on their Nov. 2 ballot totaling $772.2 million.

Leander ISD voters will see three bond propositions on their Nov. 2 ballots totaling $772.2 million—the most expensive bond package for the district to date, though it does not require a tax rate increase. The district is expecting rapid growth over the next 10 years with about 13,000 more students expected districtwide. New schools are needed to prevent overcrowd- ing, and renovations and updates are needed at aging schools, according to the district. CONTINUED ON 32 Voters to consider $772M Leander ISD bond BY TAYLOR GIRTMAN

Proposition A: $727.2 million New construction, renovation, and equipment replacement projects

Proposition B: $33.3 million

Proposition C: $11.7 million Lighting and sound upgrades to high schools and district performing arts centers

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G, Ste. 200, Cedar Park. The company has one Biergarten in the Four Points area and two to-go kitchens in Austin. https://doghaus.com 5 Jeremiah’s Italian Ice will bring its gelato, Italian ice and soft ice cream treats to Leander. The new location will include a drive-thru window at 11500 Hero Way W., Leander, in the future Shops at Hero Way development. Franchise owners Bob and Terra Carilli expect to open their second franchise in late summer or early fall 2022. Their first Austin-area location opened in Cedar Park last May. https://jeremiahsice.com 6 Ivybrook Academy , a half-day pre- school with Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches, will open in January. The school will offer classes from 18 months to transitional kindergarten. Harapriya and Kailash Nagarakanti own the school located at 411 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-975-4999. https://ivybrookacademy.com/ cedar-park-campus 7 Nepenthe Wellness Center plans to open in October. The company in Cedar Park will offer IV ketamine infusion and vitamin drip services. It will be located at 1210 Cottonwood Creek Trail, Ste. 335, Cedar Park. 512-986-7723. https://nepenthewellness.com RELOCATIONS 8 James Avery Artisan Jewelry re- located its Cedar Park store from 1890 Ranch to its new Cedar Park headquarters building. The new store held a grand opening Sept. 18 at 6300 183A Toll Frontage Road, Ste. 150, Cedar Park. The company sells women’s and men’s jew-

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NOWOPEN 1 Nili’s Art Studio opened Sept. 1 at 3000 Polar Lane, Unit 403, Cedar Park. The art studio offers different art medium classes in person and online. Mediums include watercolor, canvas, sketching, clay and more. 512-998-6635. https://nilisart.com 2 The Thirsty Chicken , a daiquiri and wing restaurant, held its grand opening

Oct. 2 at 104 W. Willis St., Leander. The restaurant serves wings, chicken strips, daiquiris, beer and more, with dine-in and to-go service. Outdoor seating and karaoke nights will be part of the Old Town Leander restaurant, according to owner Sandra Lott. www.thethirstychicken.com 3 Wilco Workspaces opened July 26 at 1615 Scottsdale Drive, Bldg. 2, Ste. 200B, Leander. The company offers coworking, meeting, event and studio

spaces for small and large groups. 737-279-0350. https://wilcoworkspaces.co COMING SOON 4 Dog Haus Biergarten is bringing a location to Cedar Park. The location is expected to open in late 2022, according to the company. Dog Haus Biergarten restaurants sell hot dogs, sausages, burgers, craft beer and more. It will be located at 3101 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg

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elry designed in Kerrville, Texas. It was previously at 1455 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. G145, Cedar Park. 512-528-0898. www.jamesavery.com ANNIVERSARIES 9 Grace and Lace will reach its 10th anniversary on Oct 31. The online wom- en’s apparel company was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank and designs its clothing in Cedar Park. Owners Rick and Melissa Hinnant run the company from their warehouse at 2000 Windy Terrace, Ste. 11A, Cedar Park. www.graceandlace.com 10 Hamlet Coworking will reach its fifth anniversary Nov. 1. The coworking company offers meeting and office spaces available by the hour, day, week and month. It is located at 1464 E. White- stone Blvd., Bldg. 18, Stes. 1801-1804, Cedar Park. 512-806-7787. https://hamletcoworking.com 11 Omnibarre will reach its fifth an- niversary Nov. 7. The Cedar Park studio offers barre, cardio barre, yoga and other fitness classes. It is located at 111 N. Vista Ridge Blvd., Ste. 203, Cedar Park. 512-202-9525. https://omni-barre.com NEWOWNERSHIP 12 Anytime Fitness is under new ownership at its Lakeline gym location in Cedar Park. Jeff and Sheena Votaw became the owners Sept. 1 for the Cedar Park-Lakeline location and two more Central Texas locations. The gym offers 24-hour access and a free training session every month for members. It is located at 2301 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park.

512-335-1200. www.anytimefitness.com

Wayback Burgers’ menu includes cooked-to-order burgers and hand-dipped milkshakes.

IN THE NEWS 13 Austin Spurs will begin their 2021- 22 season Nov. 5 on the road, according to a Sept. 14 release. The team’s first home game will be Nov. 14 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park against the Capi- tanes de Ciudad de México. This will be the team’s first home game since March 8, 2020. H-E-B Center is located at 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. https://austin.gleague.nba.com 14 The city of Leander will offer its first girls Pony Softball league starting in spring 2022, according to a Sept. 2 announcement. Registration will run Nov. 1-Jan. 17 for ages 6-10. The inaugural season’s games will begin Feb. 26 at Benbrook Ranch Park at 1100 Halsey Drive. Practices will be held at Leander 15 The Dollar General Literacy Founda- tion donated $15,000 to Mason Elemen- tary School for the school to rebuild after the February winter storm destroyed parts of the library. “This donation will support the library’s restoration by providing new books and creating a space for students to become inspired and engaged in learning,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s vice pres- ident of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in a Sept. 20 release. Mason Elementary is located at 1501 Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park. www.dgliteracy.org 16 Harmony Public Schools announced Sept. 14 that it would begin offering full vir- tual learning at its Cedar Park school start- ing Oct. 4 as a result of Senate Bill 15, which ISD schools. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec

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FEATURED IMPACT COMING SOON Wayback Burgers is planning a Leander restaurant set to open in mid-2022, according to a Sept. 20 release. The burger joint will be built in the Shops at Leander Ridge development at 3651 N. US 183, Leander. The Connecticut-based company specializes in cooked-to-order burgers and hand- dipped milkshakes. This will be the company’s 13th locally- owned franchise in Texas and will bring 30 new jobs, according to the release. The company also plans to open a Cedar Park restaurant in 2022. “We are pleased to continue the expansion of the Wayback Burgers allows public schools to receive state fund- ing for virtual students. The Texas charter school system has other nearby campuses in Austin and Pflugerville. Harmony Science Academy - Cedar Park is at 12200 Anderson Mill Road, Austin. 512-494-5151. https:// hsacp.harmonytx.org Austin Regional Clinic announced a new partnership Sept. 22 between ARC’s eMD Access, an urgent care telemedicine provider, and Capsule, a digital pharma- cy. eMed Access patients are now able to receive same-day prescriptions through brand with the lease signing announcement of our Leander

restaurant,” said Patrick Conlin, president of Wayback Burgers, in the release. “With operations in 32 states and new restaurants extending our footprint nationwide, it is an exciting time to be a part of the Wayback Burgers brand, especially in Texas!” https://waybackburgers.com

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home delivery during Capsule’s delivery hours. Created in 2016, ARC’s eMed Access offers Texas residents 24-hour on-demand telemedicine starting at $9.95 per month or through health plans. www.emdaccess.com CLOSINGS 17 Famous Footwear at 1890 Ranch shopping center has closed. The shoe store was located at 1335 E. Whitestone

Blvd., Ste. E-100, Cedar Park. www.famousfootwear.com

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The Texas Stars will play their rst home game of the 2021-22 season against the Iowa Wild. The Texas Stars are an aliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars and in their 13th season. Masks are recommended at H-E-B Center. Tickets can be purchased online or by contacting the team’s oce. 7 p.m. Prices vary. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar

Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/ oating-pumpkin-patch 17 THROUGH 18 SENDA STUFFEDANIMAL TOA SLEEPOVER Bring stued animals to Cedar Park Public Library for a sleepover. Animals can be dropped o Oct. 17 from 1-6 p.m. and picked up on Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Stued animals will read stories, play games and other activities. The library’s Facebook page will share pictures from the sleepover. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/ VISIT JAZZ&ART ONMAIN Listen to music and look at art at the city of Cedar Park’s annual Jazz & Art on Main festival. Activities include live music, art and craft booths, food and kids activities. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/special-events/ jazz-art-on-main 23 LEANDER PET SPOOKTACULAR Leander Police Department and Leander Veterinary Clinic are hosting a pet services event at Lakewood Park. Services include free microchips for Leander residents, low-cost vaccinations, registration services, adoption opportunities and a pet costume contest at noon. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. The event will meet near the dog park area parking lot. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs departments/library 22 THROUGH 23 Crossing, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/police/page/ leander-pet-spooktacular Rockbridge Church is hosting a daily pumpkin patch with a variety of pumpkins and gourds for sale. The patch will also have free photo and activity opportunities on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nonperishable foods will also be collected for Reveal Resource Center’s pantry. Noon-7 p.m. (Sun.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.). Free. Rockbridge Church, 2001 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512- 260-0900. www.rockbridgelife.com

525 Fallen Oaks Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Joe and Cara Keenan | 512-917-2326

14959 Arrowhead Dr, Leander, TX 78641 Kimberly Fry | 512-851-3021

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1812 Murano Ln, Leander, TX 78641 Lisa Hill | 512-775-7233

VISIT A PUMPKIN PATCH The 25th annual pumpkin patch at Cedar Park First United Methodist Church will oer pumpkins through Halloween day. Pumpkins are sold in a variety of shapes and sizes. 2:30-7:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), noon-7:30 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.), noon-7:30 pm (Oct. 31). Cedar Park First United Methodist Church, 600 West Park St., Cedar Park. https://cpfumc.org/ pumpkin-patchfall-festival 12 LEARNHOWTO GROWBULBS At a one-hour Texas A&M Agrilife Extension program, learn about growing bulbs in Central Texas, dividing bulbs and growing bulbs indoors and outdoors. The Green Thumbs Up Gardening Program is open to the public. 7-8 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Boulevard in Cedar Park. 512-943-3300. https://williamson.agrilife.org 09 STRUT YOURMUTT Bring your dog to Veterans Memorial Park for a 1-mile walk, photo opportunities and activities. The walk will end with a red carpet “strut.” Costumes are encouraged. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Veterans Memorial park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov/mutt 16 PICKA PUMPKIN INA POOL The city of Leander will host a oating pumpkin patch at Robin Bledsoe Pool. Visitors can jump in the pool to pick a pumpkin or scoop one with a net. Guests can also decorate pumpkins with paint, glitter and more. Preregistration is recommended. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5- $8 (admission and large or medium pumpkin). Bledsoe Pool, 601 S. Bagdad

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1812 Autumn Fire Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613 JC Adams | 512-751-9667

625 Germander Rd, Leander, TX 78641 Zachary Wallace | 512-743-1843

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1400 Spivey Rd, Leander, TX 78641 Gail Huebel and Ben Pierson | 512-567-0929

2511 Moray Ln, Cedar Park, TX 78613 Heidi Juliar | 512-619-2533

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2413 Legend Trl, Leander, TX 78641 Haval Abbas | 512-897-9565

1812 Vercellina Vw, Leander, TX 78641 Stefan Benteler | 512-487-9993

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Way O Broadway Community Players will present “Bad Medicine” at Bledsoe Park. The show tells how a love potion goes wrong in the sleepy cattle town of Bagwell, Colorado. Shows are held Fridays through Sundays. Attendees should bring lawn chairs. 7 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $10 (donations are recommended). Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-249-0599. www.wobcp.org Hair Metal Giants, an Austin-based ‘80s tribute band, will perform music from the late ‘70s to the early ‘90s at Haute Spot. For Halloween, an ‘80s-themed costume contest will be held. Contest nalists will be voted on by applause for a pair of future event tickets and a $100 Haute Spot gift card. Tickets can be purchased online. 6-11 p.m. $10- $29 per ticket. 512-986-7411. https:// loveandlightstream.com/hautespot/ hairmetalgiants 30 TRICKOR TREAT AT MASONHOMESTEAD Visit Leander’s historic Mason Homestead for trick or treating, a haunted homestead, a costume contest and a movie. The contest begins at 6:45 p.m., and “The Addams Family” movie will start at 7:30 p.m. Event parking is at the Leander Public Library. 5-9:30 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/ tricks-treats-spooktacular 31 RIDE THE PUMPKIN EXPRESS Austin Steam Train Association 29 ROCKOUT TO ‘80S HAIRMETAL will host a Halloween day train ride to Bertram. Guests of all ages can pick a pumpkin from the Depot Pumpkin Patch, chat with Farmer Brown, take a tour of the 1912 train depot and drink apple cider. Beer, wine and bloody marys will be available onboard. Costumes are encouraged for the annual tradition. Doors open at 9 a.m. for the three-hour ride. $30-$55. Austin Steam Train Association, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-100, Cedar Park. 512-402-3830. www.austinsteamtrain.org

P&F Pet Provisions’ Pet-Tober Fest will feature a costume event on Oct. 23.

WORTH THE TRIP OCT. 23 BROWSE SOME BREWS The Texas Craft Brewers Festival will highlight 85 craft breweries with more than 200 handcrafted beers available. There will also be live music and food trucks. 2 p.m. $45 (general admission tickets include 10 beer samples). Fiesta Gardens Building, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St., Austin. www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org

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TRANSPORTATIONUPDATES 183AToll work causing some water outages

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ONGOING PROJECTS

water to Blanden. As part of that construction project, Georgetown spokesperson Keith Hutchinson said in an email the Mobility Authority is relocating a water line located in the median that serves customers in its western service area. According to the city of George- town, there have been three outages since construction began in April. One of the outages impacted 250 residents for around six hours June 16 and another 193 customers for around 11 hours July 12. According to a spokesperson, prior to construction, the Mobility Author- ity identied water line locations. “Despite these proactive measures, there are times when eld crews encounter unidentied or misiden- tied utilities,” the spokesperson said in an email. “The installation of what is now the city of Georgetown Water Utility system was done by others, and the plans indicating [the] expected location were, unfortu- nately, not entirely accurate.”

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Less than two months after moving into his new home in Wildleaf, just outside Leander, Spencer Blanden was lling his bathtub with water. The uncertainty of losing water necessitated the precaution. “We noticed like two days after we moved into the house that the water had been shut o, and we were confused, like, ‘What’s going on?’ said Blanden, who moved into the neighborhood in June. “What happened was, and I looked in the Wildleaf [Facebook] page, every single person in our neighborhood didn’t have water.” Blanden said he later learned the

The 183 Toll Phase 3 construction has caused three water outages since April.

183 North project The $612 million expansion will add two tolled lanes and one nontolled lane in each direction along US 183 from MoPac to SH 45 N/RM 620. The project will also add shared-use path connections, new sidewalks and cross- street connections for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s 183A Toll Phase 3 con- struction, a 6.6-mile segment, had damaged the water line. The city of Georgetown supplies Improvements at RM620, AndersonMill Road years away Without dedicated funding from local, state or federal sources, The proposed improve- ments at RM 620 and Anderson Mill do not Since damaging the water line, the Mobility Authority has hired a sub- contractor, Badger, that specializes The plans the Mobility Authority used to identify water line locations came from the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District, which Georgetown acquired in 2014.

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University Boulevard widening When nished in early 2023, Universi- ty Boulevard in Round Rock will be six lanes from the Sunrise Road intersec- tion through I-35, with dual turning lanes at the intersection of Oakmont Drive and Mays Street and University. Timeline: spring 2021-late 2022/early 2023 Cost: $11.1 million Funding source: Round Rock $240 million Driving Progress Transporta- tion Plan

meeting to preview pro- posed improvements at the congested Northwest Austin intersection as well as collect public feedback. According to a TxDOT presentation, acquisition of nearby land for right of way will not start until spring 2023 with an antici- pated construction start in 2027 at the earliest.

utilize state and federal funding that mandates envi- ronmental review, according to the presentation. The proposed improve- ments include elevated bypass lanes at the RM 620 and Anderson Mill inter- section. Final schematics on the project will be completed by the end of fall 2022, per TxDOT.

improvements at the intersection of RM 620 and Anderson Mill Road will not begin until at least 2027, according to state ocials. The Texas Department of Transportation on Aug. 26 hosted a virtual

have allocated funds for construction. In 2020, the project was stripped of $25 million after the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to redirect those funds to the upcoming I-35 redesign. The project will likely

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

Developments underway in the area

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HEB IN LEANDER Construction on Leander’s second H-E-B is nearing completion. H-E-B spokesperson Johnny Mojica said the store is expected to open in November. The store will have expanded departments and oerings such as produce, dairy and the H-E-B Organics brand. Other store amenities include H-E-B curbside and home delivery; a pharmacy with drive-thru; a full- service scratch bakery and tortilleria that oers a selection of artisan breads, fresh tortillas, large varieties of desserts, pastries and custom cakes; a deli featuring in-house roasted meats; a wine and beer department; a selection of organic foods and an expanded healthy living department; a oral area; a full-service meat market and seafood counter; Meal Simple area with chef-inspired options for quick and simple meal planning; Sushiya oering handmade sushi selections made in-store daily; Texas Backyard oering products for grilling, gardening and outdoor entertaining; a business center for nancial services, licenses and permits, tickets to local attractions, and the lottery; and large self-checkout area with self- checkout options. It will be located at 19348 Ronald W. Reagan Blvd. in the new Bar W Marketplace. Other commercial development is under construction around the store.

OLD TOWN LEANDER DEVELOPMENT

LAKELINE PARK Construction has begun on Phase 1 of Cedar Park’s largest city park, Lakeline Park, which is expected to open next summer. Cedar Park City Council, the city’s Type B community development board, city sta and contractors held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Lakeline Park on Aug. 27. The 200-acre park will be southwest of Bell Boulevard and Little Elm Trail. Phase 1 will include a multipurpose pavilion for music and performing arts, 3 miles of trails, a great lawn, a shing pier, pavilions, multipurpose practice elds, a cricket eld, wildower meadows, 400 parking spaces and other amenities on 64 acres. The lawn will seat about 3,000 people, and the farther grassy area can seat about 7,000 during events. Cedar Park City Council approved the Phase 1 construction agreement and three other Lakeline Park agreements July 22. The park’s plan was approved in 2018. The $10.3 million project is funded through general obligation bonds, Type B Community Development funds, parkland dedication funds, utility funds and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department grant funds. Lakeline Park construction was part of the 2015 voter- approved bond. Space: 200 acres Timeline: summer 2021-summer 2022 (Phase 1)

A newly approved zoning change will allow for more restaurants and entertainment to come to Old Town Leander. Leander City Council unanimously approved the change Sept. 2. Zoning at 203, 208 and 210 N. Brushy St. is now an urban center zone and transect zone, which is used for higher-density mixed-use development, according to the city. It was previously zoned as general commercial. Matt Delahoussaye, who represented the developer, said Aug. 19 that plans are to develop a district with bars, restaurants and entertainment venues on the three land parcels. Delahoussaye also said the developer is planning to create a restaurant and beer garden at the Davis House, which was recently rezoned for general commercial zoning. “We understand that Old Town is a priority area for the community,” Delahoussaye said. “And we are committed to making these projects a high-quality addition to the community.” There are two existing single-family buildings and accessory structures on two of the parcels, according to city planning documents. The third parcel is vacant. Space: 0.62 acres Timeline: TBD

Space: 102,000 square feet Timeline: early 2021-fall 2021

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INSIDE INFORMATION

In Texas’ 86th Legislature in 2019, lawmakers approved House Bill 3, a comprehensive school nance reform that went into eect Sept. 1, 2019. Among HB 3’s changes was a compression on property tax rates: If property values rise statewide or locally, districts must reduce their tax rate to help ease the burden on local property owners. EXPLAINING SCHOOL FINANCES

STATEWIDE PROPERTY TAX CALCULATIONS

Local property taxes are composed of an interest and sinking tax rate, or I&S, and a maintenance and operations rate, or M&O.

The I&S is used for a district’s debt service on voter- approved bonds for facilities.

The M&O includes districts’ basic level of funding and its enrichment fund, which are used for regular school operations, such as teacher salaries.

District’s total property tax rate

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SOURCES: RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS, EVERY TEXAN, TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

COMPONENTS OF HOUSE BILL 3

M&0 property tax rates (per $100 valuation), scal year 2021-22

In its rst two years, HB 3 invested $11.5 billion into public school nance reform.

$1.0671 Statewide maximum for most districts with voter approval $1.0354 Statewide maximum without voter approval

$5 billion went to property tax relief by subsidizing decreases in local revenue following statewide compressions on local districts’ property tax rates.

If statewide property value growth exceeds 2.5% in a year, the tax rate for districts will be compressed. If a district’s growth is higher than the state’s growth, the district’s rate will be further compressed. Districts can add a maximum of roughly $0.13 to their compressed rate before seeking voter approval.

$6.5 billion was used to bolster school funding by increasing the basic allotment, in turn raising the majority of districts’ entitlements. A portion of this increase was specically meant for raising teachers’ and other sta’s salaries.

$ 11.5 B total invested

$0.8971 Statewide compressed rate

$0.8074 Statewide minimum

STATE VS. LOCAL SHARE

Texas’ public school system is funded largely by state aid and local property tax revenue. Prior to HB 3, the local share grew as property values increased statewide, but with the legislation, the state now takes on a larger portion year over year.

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LEANDER ISD PROPERTY TAX RATE

Prior to House Bill 3, the maintenance and operations property tax rate for Leander ISD consistently hovered at just over $1 per $100 valuation. After the passage of HB 3 in 2019, the district’s M&O tax rate has dropped several cents annually. The adopted 2021-22 M&O rate is $0.872 per $100 valuation.

*2019 IS ESTIMATED, WHILE 2020 AND 2021 IS PROJECTED. State share Local share

$0 $0.20 $0.40 $0.60 $0.80 $1.00 $1.20

“IT’SREALLYNOTPROPERTY TAXRELIEF; IT’STAXRATE COMPRESSION. THESTATE JUSTKEEPSBUYINGDOWN THATTAXRATE, ANDTHE TAXPAYERENDSUPPAYINGON AVERAGEABOUTTHESAME IN TAXESTHATTHEYHAVEBEEN.” BOB POPINSKI, DIRECTOR OF POLICY AT RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS

$1.04

COVID19'S EFFECT ON SCHOOL FUNDING

$0.87

Most districts were held harmless by the state for any enrollment changes during the pandemic, so funding entitlements were not negatively aected by attendance changes. Federal funding gave three rounds of aid to address pandemic-related disruptions. The packages amounted to $19.2 billion , of which:

$ 1.91 B will be reserved by the state for statewide programs.

$ 2.15 B was used by the state for the hold-harmless program.

$ 15.14 B will be distributed back out to districts.

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