It might seem like every school district in the state is reaching deeper and deeper into their taxpayers wallets, but some are behaving responsibly. Wichita Falls Independent School District has announced they’re going to live with the existing tax rate.

Of course, their revenues have increased $5 million between 2005 and 2007 even though student enrollment dropped. Ahhh…

One of those reasons might explain why the school board is hiking the superintendent’s salary from $175,000 to $190,000 per year. It certainly couldn’t be because their SAT scores dropped over the last 10 years. Which they have.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, and a dog. Check out his podcast, Reflections on Life and Liberty.

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