Property Values Increase

School districts are funded primarily from two sources: property taxes and state aid.

Rising property values do not necessarily equate to more money for schools.

In many districts, as with JISD's current scenario, when property values increase, the State of Texas reduces the amount of money it sends the district. 

Their logic is that with higher property values, school districts have the opportunity to collect more revenue from higher property values and set tax rates to generate needed funding.