School tax rate per household change vs. low-denisty residential land use change: 

Observations: 

  • School tax per household have increased in most suburban MCDs.
  • MCDs farther away from urban areas seem to have a greater increase in school tax per household than those close to urban areas.
Speculations: 
  • The impact of sprawl on school tax per household is greater in areas farther away from urban areas because new schools need to be built to accommodate growth.
  • The impact of sprawl on school tax per household is less greater in areas whose school systems have had enough infrastructure capacity to accommodate new growth. However, operating costs of their school systems have increased.