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Goliad ISD adopts tax rate, gives raises

By chirst
Aug. 29, 2013 at 3:29 a.m.


Goliad Independent School District adopted a lower tax rate for 2013 and offered raises to staff.

A total tax rate of $1.18535 per $100 valuation was approved at the Monday school board meeting, about 3 cents lower than the $1.2165 rate for 2012-13.

For a home valued at $100,000, the amount of taxes due will be $1,185.35, which is about $31 less than last year's bill.

The tax is lower this year because more debt service tax was collected than initially budgeted for in the fiscal year 2012, said Superintendent of Schools Emilio Vargas. The school raised taxes last year when Coleto Creek Power sued the Appraisal District in 2012.

Teachers and administrators received a 3 percent raise. Custodial and support staff received a 50 cent per hour raise.

Bus drivers received a $1.50-per-hour raise since the school had difficulty recruiting drivers, Vargas said.

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