Bryan ISD Employees to Pay More for Health Care

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Bryan Independent School District employees will face higher health-care costs, while taxpayers could get a break.

Trustees approved changes Monday to the district's health-care program.

Among the changes made are higher premiums for employees, ranging from $5 for employees only, to a $54 increase for an employee and their entire family.

In the middle, premiums for plans covering the employee and their spouse will increase $36. A plan covering the employee and their children will increase $20.

Under the plan, the BISD contribution for each employee health-care plan is going up $25.

Bryan taxpayers, meanwhile, could see lower tax bills in 2007-2008.

Trustees are considering a $0.34 reduction in the district's tax rate.

The current tax rate is $1.63 per $100 of assessed value.

The tax rate under consideration calls for a $0.01 reduction in debt service and a $0.33 cut in maintenance and operations. That would reduce the Bryan ISD tax rate to $1.29

The final rate will not be set until after a public hearing August 27th.