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Humble ISD joins in the “rollback” taxes election

Posted by Texas Education on September 10, 2008

Humble ISD is among more than 100 Texas school districts that have called tax rollback elections. Humble ISD’s election will be on Nov. 22. Early voting begins Nov. 5. Voters will cast ballots upon a maintenance and operations tax rate of $1.17.

Humble ISD has made budget cuts totaling $27 million since 2002 to deal with rising costs, frozen state funding and enrollment growth. Before cutting more programs and services that taxpayers may value, the Board of Trustees voted to offer the community an opportunity to approve the tax rate increase.“We view this vote as an opportunity for our community to have a direct voice in how we will manage the district,” trustees wrote in an open letter to the community. “Indeed, it is an opportunity for our community to decide the scope of education provided by our district.”

In 2005, the maintenance and operations tax rate was $1.50, but the rate was lowered when state law changed. See Humble ISD’s tax rate history here. Stay tuned for lots more information about this election!

from the Humble ISD website.

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