Superintendent Matt Underwood had the following to say regarding the election results Tuesday night:
Obviously, we are pleased with the outcome of the SISD Tax Ratification Election. Our goal during this process was two fold. We wanted to move forward with a financial strategy that not only realized some additional funding today, but insured a strong financial position for future legislative changes.
We also intend to paint a picture of integrity with our community and stand by our position of not raising taxes. Community trust is extremely hard to gain and very easy to lose.
This additional funding will allow each student at Hook Elementary access to a personal Ipad. More importantly, it will enable a comprehensive individual technology plan over the next three to four years that will encompass grades 3 through 12.
Very few times in public education does the proceeds of any tax related endeavor end up entirely in the hands of the student. That is the reality of this proposition.