Local School Boards Consider Budgets, Tax Rates

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Taxpayers in both the Bryan and College Station school districts get the chance Monday to sound off on the districts' proposed budgets and tax rates.

In College Station, the public hearing is at 5:30 p.m., while the special meeting is at 5:45. In Bryan, the tax rate and budget hearing is part of a 5:30 p.m. meeting.

For College Station ISD, the district's proposed budget is $79.6 million.

That's a more than seven million dollar increase from the current spending plan.

Meanwhile, the tax rate is projected to fall from a $1.67 per $100 of assessed value to a $1.48.

In Bryan, trustees will consider a $118.5 million budget, or roughly $10 million more than the current budget.

The tax rate under consideration is a $1.63, or 15 cents less than the current rate of a $1.78.

Legislative action to reduce property taxes statewide and create other sources of school revenue are why tax rates are projected to fall.