Community meeting

Community members gathered for the second meeting to discuss bond and salary increases at Shields Elementary School on Thursday.

About 70 community members, board members and district staffers gathered at Shields Elementary School for the last of two bond community meetings on Thursday.

During the meeting, community members heard details on how Texas schools are financed, how bonds can be used to address repair needs and how a voter approved tax rate election can be used to increase staff salaries.

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Samantha Douty is the education reporter at the Victoria Advocate. She grew up in Corpus Christi and graduated from UT-Arlington with a bachelor's in journalism.

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