ACC expansion to Pflugerville officially on November ballot

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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Voters in the Pflugerville ISD area will be able to cast their votes on the new Austin Community College campus in November.

The ACC board of trustees voted unanimously for an annexation election in Pflugerville ISD during their regular meeting Monday. 

Voters will take to the polls on Nov. 6, to decide if Pflugerville ISD should become part of the ACC District. 

ACC published a service plan for the Pflugerville area, including programs they would provide for the community. Such services include: 

  • A brick-and-mortar campus/center with core curriculum courses that lead to transfer along with workforce programs in high-demand fields such as healthcare, IT, and advanced manufacturing.
  • Student support services including advising, admissions and records, academic counseling, career counseling, financial aid, and student life.
  • Customized training to assist businesses and organizations in their employee training.
  • Access to degrees and/or certificates in transfer, career pathways, and Continuing Education non-credit.
  • “Access” programs such as English-as-a Second Language (ESL), GED, and Adult Basic Education to prepare people for entering college credit programs.
  • Credit or non-credit entry-level, and re-entry job-training programs that can be completed in one year or less.

Should the annexation pass, Pflugerville residents would have to pay the ACC property tax currently set at $0.1048 per $100 valuation. 

They added that the total tax rate includes a maintenance and operations tax rate of $0.09 (which cannot be increased without voter approval). 

That would mean an increase in property taxes of approximately $180 each year for the median-priced home in Pflugerville of $183,500. 

Currently, people in PfISD pay more than $360 for each ACC credit hour, meaning that 3 credit hours cost more than a thousand dollars.

For people who are in ACC’s district, tuition for 3 credit hours costs $255 and students will pay around $85 for each credit.

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