RISD Tax Ratification Election
The RISD Board of Trustees reached consensus on RISD’s 2018-19 operating budget and formally called a tax ratification election to ask voters to raise the district’s operating tax rate.
“For those who believe in safe schools, outstanding teachers, and maintaining a strong district that meets the high expectations of our community, this action could no longer be avoided,” said RISD Board President, Justin Bono. “From our highest achieving schools to our campuses and students in need of additional resources, RISD can no longer operate on the reduced state funding and revenue generated by a minimum operating tax rate.”
Trustees seek to raise RISD’s operating tax rate from its current level of $1.04 to $1.17. If approved, the change would raise the property taxes on an average value home by $24.66 a month, or $296 annually.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. More info at http://www.risd.org/tre2018/