Americans for Prosperity -- Texas breaks down the numbers on the AISD bond election:
Teachers comprise only 52% of the ISD staff And only 49% of the ISD revenue is spent on instruction
This is lot of debt to burden ourselves and our children with over the next thirty years. A low turnout May election that maximizes the special interest vote is not an appropriate forum. Let's slow this process down; Vote AGAINST AISD Bonds 1 - 4.
And the Superintendent – as of TEA’s last listing – is making base salary of over $285,000 AISD debt is currently just over $1.1 billion
AISD student enrollment has grown 8.9% at under 1% a year over the past 10 years according to TEA:
- Approximately $751 million in principal and
- $372 million in interest
Yet spending almost doubled – 71.12% increaseFrom $547 million to $936 million
- In 2001, enrollment was 77,816;
- In 2011, enrollment was 85,273
And the ISD fund balance grew an astounding 117.647% in 10 years.
The bond package proposed would more than double AISD debt.
- $68 million in 2001 to $148 million in 2001-10
Let’s remember the current principal is $750.5 million; This bond package is for over $892 million.