BURTON TRUSTEES TO CONSIDER TAX RATE, BUDGET MONDAY

  

The Burton School Board will discuss the proposed tax rate and budget when they meet Monday evening.

Following a budget workshop, board members will consider the proposed tax rate to be published, as well as a public meeting date to discuss the tax rate and budget.

According to Superintendent Dr. Edna Kennedy, school administrators plan to maintain a rate of $1.17 per $100 valuation, which includes $1.04 for maintenance and operations, and 13 cents for debt services.  The Texas Education Agency classifies the Burton School District as wealthy under Chapter 41, requiring it to share part of its revenues with the state.  These funds are then reallocated to poorer districts in the state.

The board could also implement new safety and security measures for the district.  In executive session, board members will look at potential action on any security plans or policies they have discussed in recent meetings.  Once out of closed session, the will consider approving changes to board policies, which could put into practice a school safety Guardian plan.

The school board will also look at action on the new budget and surplus funds from the Washington County Appraisal District.  In addition, they will look to allow the appraisal district to move funds initially set aside for fleet replacement, to use for a computer backup system.

Board members will also hear reports from the superintendent, principals and athletic directors, and look at tax collection and revenue and expenditures reports.

In conclusion, the board will consider a staff salary increase for the new school year, look at the teacher appraisal calendar, and accept any new hires or resignations.

The Burton School Board will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. for the budget workshop, and at 6:30 p.m. for the regular meeting, at the Burton High School Auditorium.

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