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Bryan School Board Approves Budget And Calls Special Election

Bryan school board members have approved the district’s budget for the 2017-2018 school year.

The budget calls for an overall tax rate decrease of one cent. There is a three cent decrease in the tax rate to pay bond financing. And the budget assumes voters will approve a two cent increase in the tax rate to pay for maintenance and operations (M&O).

If voters say yes to the M&O increase October 10, the district will gain an additional $3 million dollars in state funding and almost $1.4 million from property owners.

A special election will be held October 10th instead of waiting until the November general election due to the way property tax bills are issued at the tax office.

With voter approval, Bryan ISD states the net affect on the property tax bill of an average home in Bryan ISD would go up $128 dollars. That’s based on the average home value going up almost $11,000 dollars.

Click below for comments from the five Bryan ISD board members attending the August 7, 2017 meeting, along with comments from superintendent Christie Whitbeck and assistant superintendent Amy Drozd.

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Click HERE to read and download the budget presentation from Bryan ISD.

Screen shot of budget and tax rate notice from Bryan ISD.

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Posted by on Aug 8 2017. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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