• Prop A

  • Request a Prop A Presentation
  • Tax Impact
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Election Information
  • What is a VATRE

Taxes Due Calculator Prop A

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Estimated Property Tax Due Per Year:

If VATRE passes: $
($1.3152 total tax rate)

If VATRE fail: $
($1.2852 total tax rate)

Other exemptions available: Over 65 exemption and Disabled Exemption. These exemptions must be applied for and granted by the Brazoria County Appraisal District.

The total annual increase/decrease in your 2021 tax bill is dependent upon your property value growth.  To calculate the difference subtract the result under each scenario from your 2020 Pearland ISD tax due.  You can view your 2020 tax due by searching for your property in the Brazoria County Appraisal District Property Search.


    State law requires that school districts seek voter approval to raise their maintenance and operations tax rate above a prescribed amount. The election is referred to as a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).

  • How does the district benefit from this election?

    Passage of the VATRE will result in a nearly $7.4 million increase in funding for the District, while still decreasing the total tax rate by 0.33 cents.  The district uses these funds for teacher and staff salaries, books and classroom supplies, utilities, educational resources, custodial, insurance and other items that help educate students each day. 

    Why Call a VATRE?

    There are several primary reasons Pearland ISD has called for a VATRE:

      • The total tax rate will still decrease
      • The State allows the increase in local revenue to stay in the district while generating additional State funding on a 2:1 ratio
      • The District will be able to continue funding for:
        • enhanced learning programs our families have become accustomed to (Dual Language Program, GT Academy)
        • competitive salaries to recruit and retain our stellar teachers and staff
        • Connect:Ed 1:1 device initiative
        • facility maintenance and repairs.
  • Tax Impact

    Passage of Prop A by the voters in November will decrease the total tax rate by 0.33 cents. Homeowners will see a decrease of $3.30 in their tax bill per $100,000 property valuation.   Approval of this tax rate will maximize school district funding by nearly $7.4 million.

    District Tax Rate

    Last 15 Years + Proposed 2020 Tax Rate

    Pearland ISD Tax Rate 

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE)?

  • What are the tax rate components and allowable uses?

  • Why does the District need to call a VATRE?

  • When my property value goes up, I pay more taxes. Doesn’t that mean the district then receives more funding?

  • How are Pearland ISD Operating Expenditures funded?

  • How is the District planning to use the additional funding generated by the VATRE?

  • What will the ballot say on November 2?

  • How do I register to vote and when is the deadline for voter registration?

  • When can I vote?

  • Where can I vote?

  • Election Information


    Election Dates

    Vote Logo October 4, 2021
    Last Day to Register to Vote

    October 18, 2021
    First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    October 22, 2021
    Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail

    October 29, 2021
    Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

    November 2, 2021
    Election Day

    November 3, 2021
    Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail
    (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 p.m. at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military deadlines apply)



    Pearland Early Voting Locations (Oct. 18-29)

    Pearland Westside Library
    2803 Business Center Dr. #101

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr.

    Westside Event Center
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy.



    Election Day Voting Locations

    Drainage Dist No. 4 Building
    4805 W Broadway

    Pearland Recreation Center
    4141 Bailey Rd

    Pearland Westside Library
    2803 Business Center Dr #101

    Silverlake Recreation Center
    2715 Southwyck Pkwy

    Tom Reid Library
    3522 Liberty Dr

    Westside Event Center
    2150 Countryplace Pkwy


    Tax Rate Resolution

    Additional Election Information

    VATRE Ballot