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Transmittal Letter

September 20, 2006

Fellow Texans:

This School and Appraisal Districts’ Property Value Study 2005 Final Report is being released as required by Section 403.302 of the Government Code, and Section 5.10 of the Property Tax Code.

This report contains important information that could affect your school district’s funding from the state this year. My staff has made every effort to conduct a fair study, while ensuring that property in all school districts is appraised uniformly at or near the level required by law so that taxpayers are treated fairly and school funding is equitably distributed. Nothing is more important than education and our children are our most precious resource.

Please know that my staff and I stand ready to answer your questions regarding the study or provide technical assistance. Please feel free to contact Buddy Breivogel, manager of my Property Tax Division, by e-mail at buddy.breivogel@cpa.state.tx.us or by phone at 1-800-252-9121, extension 5-8681, or in Austin at 512/305-8681.

Thanks for all you do for Texas.

Sincerely,

[signed]
Carole Keeton Strayhorn
Texas Comptroller

c: Buddy Breivogel

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