The Richardson ISD Council of PTAs is urging voters in tomorrow’s election to vote no on Proposition 6, which relates to school funding in Texas. The Council fears that Prop 6 will allow state legislators to dip into the Permanent School Fund (PSF) for operational dollars, instead of adequately funding public education from general revenue and making Texas schoolchildren a priority.

Though most of the language in the proposal relates to asset valuation, the effect would be to increase usage of “permanent” school funds for the everyday purposes of running schools and educating kids. If it passes, opponents say, legislators would only have patched the big hole in educational funding instead of making lasting repairs.

PTA members face an uphill battle in defeating Prop 6. Though they’ve mobilized their email network, they’re late in getting going. By the time the RISD Council passed their resolution November 3rd, the Dallas Morning News and some other Texas newspaper editorial boards had come out in favor of the proposal.

Election Day is tomorrow from 7am to 7pm.