The_Overdog wrote:The city is just collecting the taxes - I believe that taxes get directly disbursed to the district from the assessor and the 'Robin Hood' funds get disbursed to the government and put in the general fund. It's very common that ISDs cross city boundaries (that's what the independent in the ISD means), so there's nothing strange based on that. Forgot to add that ISD/city/county/hospital/etc taxes are listed separately on the tax bill, so you know how much is allocated to the various sources.
However, it's also not uncommon that growth in an area where there are not currently facilities can create issues - it's not like one neighborhood is really enough to fund an entire new school, and bussing and parental transport can become an issue if they have to drive a long way across town to school.
Thanks. The first paragraph answers my question, especially the part about the allocation. The way property taxes work in Texas is pretty convoluted compared to most states, so it gets confusing.
So the claim Argyle NIMBYs are making about Flower Mound getting all of the revenue is either full of bunk or they themselves are confused about how the taxes are allocated.
As far as the 2nd paragraph, even if one thinks those are valid concerns, more questions then get raised. What are current residents contributing to the school district now? Has a study been conducted on the impact this development will have? Have they even bothered to discuss rezoning with Flower Mound ISD? Have they gone to the developer(s) to see if they will contribute any money for infrastructure improvements? etc.