School district boundary issue resolved

The Buckholts and Rockdale ISD boundary issue resulting from a discrepancy between maps on record with the state and with the Milam Appraisal District has been resolved, according to MAD Chief Appraiser Dyann White.
“What we originally thought was an error in the appraisal district’s map turned out to be an error in the state’s map,” White noted.
White said the discrepancy arose in the fall of 2015 when the Texas Legislative Council circulated an annual letter asking the appraisal district to confirm that the TLC had the correct boundaries for Milam County school districts.
The Appraisal District found a discrepancy between the state’s ISD boundary maps and the local ones.  Some preliminary fact-finding by the appraisal district led them to believe the local maps were in error.
However, more data came to light after the appraisal district implemented the changes to their maps.  Buckholts ISD Superintendent Dirk Dykstra found maps and plats of two school districts from the early 1900s that were later absorbed by Buckholts ISD, according to White.
The original plats of these two school districts showed the boundary of Buckholts ISD to be the original location of the Little River, which is the boundary that the appraisal district had to begin with.
There was never a dispute between the two school districts or the appraisal district, White noted. 
“Once the original ISD plats for Corinth and Bryant Station were discovered, it changed the focus from where the boundary needed to be placed to petitioning the TLC to update their records,” White said. “Once we had the right individual at the correct state office, it was a fairly simple and quick process.”
The appraisal district has no record of how or why the Texas Legislative Council’s maps were changed, but it appears they have been wrong for quite some time White said.
“The next step is to notify the affected taxpayers that they will continue to pay school tax to Buckholts ISD,” she added.