Of course, this is all attributable to tax revenue on that good ol' "Barnett Shale" production.
Of course they are a property rich school,with all of the oilfield activity and appraised values going up and up each evaluation why wouldn't they be. Let them take a cloer look and see the streets that need major repair, much needed work on schools and the youth ballfields in Bridgeport need major work! The last time I was there they had no bathroom doors! They need to take another look and see where that "extra" appraised value money really needs to go to! Not to the State.
Well as a teacher in B'port I wonder how this will work. We have a HUGE population of hispanic children and it is growing everyday. I guess our demographics are 50% hispanic in the school now. Most probably do not pay their taxes as I have learned.
It is a guess that we the people that do pay our taxes will be facing ever increasing tax evaulations to make up for those that do not or can not pay!
Welcome to the way the rest of Texas lives.If Bridgeport is "rich," that should tell you bad things are at the schools getting money from Robin Hood.
8:46, streets, ballfields, potties in parks and other community needs are not funded from school taxes.
Way to go WC Appraisal District. Raising appraisals enough to give away our money.
Don't you love the liberal mindset. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Income redistribution works every time, doesn't it?
WAY TO GO DEMOCRATS!
11:15 and 1:01....before you open your mouths again without a thought going through your fat head....I invite you to visit some very poor school districts and seeing what the quality of education is like.Sending money to the state to fund these poor districts is good for all of us once those kids in those schools graduate and become contributing members of society.If they don't recieve a quality education, they are more likely to not get a job and end up turning to a life of crime at which point they will end up in prison. Then we'll all end up paying to house them. So, its a matter of, would you rather pay to educate them now, or would you rather pay to lock them up later?
I would rather pay to lock them up later! Just in case you were wondering.
And then today from the messenger, Bridgeport is the only district with 12 seniors that have not passed all of the sections required of the TAKS to graduate!
If you read the update again, Decatur didn't have 100% pass (but of course as usual, no specific #'s were listed for Decatur).
Bridgeport Schools used to be good, but no longer. You do realize at least 90+ kids of high standards, making top grades, from good families, left Bridgeport Schools last May. There are many factors, but talk to any of these parents and they all have the same reasons. Wonder how Bridgeport Schools have done this year on the almighty TAKS, since none of the children who left were pulling the scores down????Wake up and listen admininstration and school board!!
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