Remember La Joya ISD, the “poor” school district that built itself a waterpark? Turns out they get a lot of your money; their budget is anything but “local.”

The waterpark built by La Joya ISD with local dollars opened at about the same time as their 27-hole golf course. While educrats have defended the wasteful spending as “local control,” there is nothing local about La Hoya’s revenues. (They didn’t even get voter approval for their luxurious spending… the district educrats used their “fund balance.)

It turns out that La Joya ISD’s own budget shows that 75% of their revenues come from the state, 15.3% from the federal government, and 9.7% from local revenues.

Thanks to the Robin Tax scheme imposed by liberal Democrats and supported by school superintendents, your tax dollars are paying for necessities in La Joya ISD while their dollars are building extreme luxuries.

Educrats in La Joya ISD get to spend your money, but you don’t get a vote on their mismanagement. It’s time to abolish the Robin Tax scheme.


Michael Quinn Sullivan

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