I could be wrong, but I always assumed by county, since the school tax comes from property tax. I'm not sure how it's dispersed beyond that.
It isn't. Look up the Robin Hood plan. Money from wealthy school districts is stolen from them and sent to South Texas districts that have nothing. That is why school tax rates are so high in South Lake, they are paying to educate a bunch of illegal aliens in south Texas as well as funding one of the best school districts in the state.
I think her property tax idea is shit and I will never believe that an increase of only .55% in the sales tax rate will cover the abolition of property taxes.
Here is why it makes no sense from my own perspective.
-I pay $4400 a year in property taxes
-I pay roughly $1000 to $1100 a year in sales taxes. Barring a special purchase like a car.
-An increase of .55% is a ~6.67% increase in my sales taxes (if we don't include her additional items, which really means "food").
-6.67% of my sales tax amount is roughly $75 a year
Ask yourself how many people we need paying an extra $75 per year to make up for the $4400 the system loses by abolishing property taxes. I calculate that to be 58 people. Let's pretend she quadruples the increase in revenue if she taxes groceries and some other things. We still need a substantial amount of people paying an increase in sales taxes to cover what the system loses just because of me.
I just don't see it happening. Don't get me wrong though, it would be awesome if it did!